Shoprite donates Covid-19 care packages

Free State Health MEC Montseng Tsiu accepts care package donations from Shoprite Group Central Region Manager Raymond Mzizi, last week.

A major private enterprise has helped public health fight against Covid-19 by making the burden of patients recovering from the virus a little less heavy. The Shoprite Group has donated 200 care packages containing essential products to the Free State Department of Health on Friday.

The packages contained warm blankets and essential toiletries such as bars of soap, face cloths, toothbrushes and toothpaste, waterless hand sanitisers as well as energy drinks that will be distributed among Covid-19 patients at Pelonomi, Universitas, National District and Free State Psychiatric hospitals.

“In the face of South Africa’s alarming Covid-19 infections, many of the infected people cannot afford essentials like hand sanitisers. It is for that reason, we have identified facilities in need of such essentials to assist patients in need.  We place great value on the communities we serve, they are at the core of our business and we are committed to continue to #ActForChange in the communities in which we operate,” said CSI Manager for the Shoprite Group, Lunga Schoeman.

Since the start of the pandemic, the company has donated care packages to hospitals across the country.

Health MEC Montseng Tsiu expressed her appreciation for the donation. “We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Shoprite Group for their kind donation. We can only succeed in fighting this pandemic if we work together,” she said.

Nomaqhawe Mtebele