More than 7 tons of medicines were delivered Thursday, April 25, 2019, by Sociedade Mineira de Catoca, to the provincial hospital of Lunda Sul, aiming to strengthen the stock of drugs and minimize the difficulties that the hospital unit faces, gesture registered in the frame of the celebrations of the National Day of the Miner.

It consists of the batch delivered antimalarials, antibiotics, antipyretics, anxiolytics, anti-inflammatories, serums, syringes, ultrasound gel, among other drugs of permanent need in hospitals.

The Director of Administration and Human Resources, José Zeca Ngoia, formally handed over the medicines to the Deputy Governor for the Technical Sector and Infrastructures, Leandro Kaputo, at a ceremony attended by the Municipal Administrator of Saurimo, Neves Romão, members of several departments of the government and Catoca.

The Acting Director of the Provincial Health Office thanked the gesture of the diamond that, according to her, arrived at an opportune moment in which the “Province is debating with measles outbreak and constant cases of malaria,” he stressed.

In addition to measles and malaria, Suzana Mário continued, acute diarrheal and respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases and malaria are at the top of pathologies that concern the health unit and stressed that the drugs will be strictly controlled and sent to the recipients.

In her turn, Catoca’s Chief of Occupational Medicine, Albertina Gourgel, said that the company’s gesture falls within the scope of social responsibility and claims that it will minimize the shortage of medicines registered in Lunda Sul hospitals.

The doctor also said that, like Lunda Sul, Catoca’s solidarity action will extend to other provinces in the East region in an equal amount, specifically for Lunda Norte and Moxico.

With a capacity of 174 beds, the Provincial Hospital of Lunda Sul is provided by 474 employees, of which 32 doctors, between national and foreign, 188 nurses and 254 administrative and auxiliary cleaning agents.