- Telkom has made a massive R15 million donation to help support front line health care, workers
- The communications company has called on businesses and members of the public to bolster the healthcare system
- A special donation line has been set up for members of the public to contribute
Telkom has made a statement that it would donate R15 million to help shore up South Africa's primary healthcare systems to fight Covid-19.
Sipho Maseko, Telkom Group Chief Executive revealed that the money would be used to help healthcare workers who are our frontline fighters against Covid-19, especially in the more vulnerable areas of South Africa.
“We believe it is up to each one of us to do what we can to flatten the curve and reduce the possible impact of this virus particularly for those who rely on the public health system,” said Maseko.
Briefly.co.za learned that the donation is part of Telkom's multi-part strategy to help slow the spread of Covid-19, other initiatives involve zero data costs to access learning materials for public schools and universities to help learners.
“Our business continuity and emergency response measures are in place to support increased demand for broadband bandwidth and voice calls across both fixed and mobile network,” said Maseko.
South Africa's health care system will face significant challenges and any contribution to support the front line staff would be greatly appreciated. They are the thin red line that keeps the pandemic under control according to IOL.
Telkom has urged South Africans and businesses to help support the health care system.
A donation system has been set up for members of the public to help out with a contribution.
- 36757 - R5 donation
- 38771 – R10 donation
- 40773 – R20 donation
“Telkom challenges all South Africans to contribute. It’s time for us to come together and work in solidarity and community,” Maseko said.
In other news, Briefly.co.za has reported on Cuba sending an army of nurses and doctors to help Italy.
Cuba has mobilised a team of 52 doctors and nurses who will leave for Europe to help exhausted medical teams in Italy fight the covid-19 outbreak.
The Caribbean island is known for sending its medical teams out to help out in other parts of the world, teams have been sent for battle cholera in Haiti, ebola in West Africa in the 2010's.
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