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KCM Joins Covid 19 Fight

ZANIS—Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has set aside K1.2 million for stocking all consumables and supplies that will be used in the fight against coronavirus at Nchanga South Clinic which the mining company has surrendered to government as a quarantine centre for suspected case of the deadly virus.

KCM acting General Manager Corporate Affairs Shapi Shachinda said the mining firm has decided to offer the facility to government during this period until the COVID 19 cases are over.

Mr. Shachinda told ZANIS that the funds released will be used to ensure that the facility has all the supplies needed.

He said the facility, which was an outpatient department for the mining firm, will be used as a quarantine centre for COVID 19 suspected cases in a bid to fight the pandemic.

He explained that additionally, KCM has also put up activities to sensitise workers on precautionary measures to combat the further spread of the coronavirus.

And Chingola District Commissioner Agnes Tonga, who toured the facility, has thanked KCM for supplementing government’s efforts in fighting COVID 19.

Ms. Tonga added that if all stakeholders could emulate KCM by partnering with government, the deadly disease can be contained.

Source: ZNBC

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