A total of 101 new cold chain units, valued at R1.5 million, were donated by Vodacom to the Northern Cape Department of Health.
A TOTAL of 101 new cold chain units, valued at R1.5 million, were donated by cellphone network suppliers Vodacom to the Northern Cape Department of Health.
Vodacom said the donation was made in order to support the fight against Covid-19 and the continued vaccine roll-out.
The managing executive for Vodacom in the central region, Evah Mthimunye, said the units will be delivered to all five districts in the Province.
“The chain units consist of five vaccine freezers, 15 ice-lined vaccine fridges, 30 copper boxes, 45 electronic temperature loggers, two remote temperature devices and four remote probes. The equipment will be distributed to eight sites across all five district municipalities in the Province,” said Mthimunye.
She said the donation will ensure successful vaccination delivery.
“Cold chain support is essential in the successful delivery of vaccinations, particularly to those in rural communities who do not have access to health care. Vaccines need to be transported and stored at the right temperature so they remain effective. The distribution of this equipment by the department will go a long way in saving lives in the Province,” Mthimunye said.
The Northern Cape MEC for Health, Maruping Lekwene, thanked Vodacom for the donation.
Lekwene stated that the donation will have a positive impact on the well-being of residents in the Province.
“This gift will not only have a profound effect on forging future relationships but will also have a lasting impact on the lives of our people. We also hope that this gesture will motivate other institutions and organisations in the private sector to partner with the public sector. That will positively contribute to the welfare of the nation,” Lekwene said.