Railways operator, Central East African Railways (Cear), has stepped up efforts to fight malaria among its staff during this rainy season by distributing mosquito nets and also conducting malaria tests and treatment.
The company, over the weekend, held a health open day at its head office in Blantyre where medical staff from Kamuzu College of Nursing conducted health talk and malaria tests.
Cear Communications and Corporate Image Manager, Chisomo Mwamadi, said sick workers cannot meaningfully contribute to the socio-economic development of the company, hence the initiative to have healthy workers.
“During rainy season, cases of malaria are very high, so we don’t want to be affected in terms of our production because we don’t want to have a workforce that is always sick. So, these health talks and treatment are ongoing to ensure that our workers are safe from malaria and other diseases that affect them at a particular time,” Mwamadi said.
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