Red Cross hails Magufuli efforts in fighting Covid-19

09Jul 2020
Enock Charles
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Red Cross hails Magufuli efforts in fighting Covid-19

​​​​​​​THE Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) has hailed efforts done by President John Magufuli in the fight against Covid-19, calling on medical colleges to recognise him with a certificate of appreciation.

Rajab Kusenge

Addressing a news conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the Chairman of TRCS for Dar es Salaam region Rajab Kusenge said the association commended President Magufuli and the ministerial team for leading the country well during the crisis.

He said that Covid-19 infections have declined significantly in the country due to strong efforts done with close supervision of President Magufuli.

He said that President Magufuli has struggled a lot to fight against Coronavirus despite facing various challenges including inadequate equipment.

Kusenge said: “Methods which were used by our President are unique; I urge medical colleges in our country to think about giving our President a certificate of appreciation so as to encourage him. While other countries were still in worse condition, Tanzania has recovered, this is due to the commitment of our national leader."

"We also commend the big job done by service providers in the health sector including doctors, nurses and midwives, as they spent sleepless nights to ensure that many Tanzanians are healed from the disease," he added.

He also commended the Minister of Health, Community Development , Gender, Elderly and Children Ummy Mwalimu and the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul  Makonda for helping President  Magufuli in the fight against the pandemic.

According to Kusenge, TCRS supported the fight by providing experts, equipment and advice to the people and the government to put much effort in Dar es Salaam region where there were a lot of cases compared to other regions.

"We haven't heard announcements of new coronavirus cases in the country for a long time, everything is going well, however, the government has continued to insist people to take all precautions advised by health professionals," Kusenge added.