Medicines Sans Frontieres donated a Toyota Land Cruiser and office furniture worth US$3570 to the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s Mental Health department today.The vehicle and the furniture were handed over to the Minister of Health and Child Care Hon. Dr David P. Parirenyatwa at a small ceremony held at the Ministry.
Hon. Parirenyatwa commended MSF for their support and for capacitating the Metal Health Department.
“As a ministry we appreciate the great support from MSF. Today we appreciate the donation and sundry from MSF to the Mental Health Services Department.
“The Vehicle will go a long way in strengthening Community, the support and supervision of Mental Health Services in the country”, he said.
He bemoaned the fact that MSF are leaving after serving the country for seven years.
“MSF are leaving in three months. They have done so much for in the past seven years, MSF has been so supportive to the mental health department”, said Dr. Parirenyatwa.
The Minister noted that over the years Mental Health has been underrated.
“Mental Health has been ignored, but MSF has helped in refurbishing psychiatric units in the country, now it’s time to go to district levels and clinics to raise mental health awareness and treatment to patients”, said the Minister.
MSF donated a Toyota Land Cruiser and furniture including a metal lockable cabinet, 2 filing cabinets, a wooden cabinet, chairs, heater, laminator, binder, desk and a fan.