The China Machinery Engineering Cooperation, (CMEC) on Monday donated emergency medical equipment to Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure development.
The equipment is meant to be used at the Harare International Airport in cases of medical emergencies. The equipment according to the Chinese firm, CMEC, was availed as a mitigatory measure to emergency response against health incidences such as cardiopulmonary arrest.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, held at Harare International Airport, Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Aldrin Musiiwa applauded the Chinese gesture saying the donation will go a long way in transforming the health sector.
“I am very glad to witness this handover ceremony which is meant to assist the health sector,” he said adding that the availability of the equipment at the airport means emergencies will be handled faster.
Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Huang Ping pledged to continue assisting Zimbabwe so as to improve the relationship between the two countries.
“China will continue extending its hand to Zimbabwe and handing over donations so as to sustain the bond between the two countries,” said Ambassador Ping.
Ambassador Ping also pledged to support other developmental projects in the country.
Speaking at the same event, Transport and Infrastructural Development Deputy Minister, Engineer Michael Madanha, expressed gratitude to the Chinese government saying that the donation comes in handy as health facilities at airports are a major requirement.
“We really acknowledge this donation. It means a lot since we have been faced with a shortage of medical equipment at our airports,” he said.