Huawei Technologies Zambia has donated Intelligent Temperature Measurement Equipment for Access Control worth K500,000 to the Ministry of Health.
Speaking during a briefing held in Lusaka, Huawei Technologies Managing Director, Anthony Yu said national health is everyone’s concern and the company felt compelled to donate the equipment in order to supplement Government efforts in the fight against the spread of Corona Virus.
Mr. Yu said Huawei has remained on high alert but at the same time concerned at the safety of everyone and hence feeling the need to make the donation.
He revealed that the equipment donated was meant to be mounted on the entrance and automatically detect one temperatures .
A detection in person’s high temperature triggers the alarm to go on in order to give alerts to inspectors for further attention and action.
He said Huawei was pleased to reach out to the government through the technological solution because it was in line with Huawei’s aspirations to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected and intelligent world.
Meanwhile, Minister of Health, Dr.Chitalu Chilufya commended Huawei for being a strategic partner in strengthening Zambia’s health system.
“Huawei is standing with the government this particular period and this shows the true friendship. Huawei is a trustworthy corporate citizen that my ministry can partner with.
We know Huawei as the world leading ICT solution company and I am sure this intelligent equipment can help us intensify the surveillance and do further on controlling measures in the fighting against the pandemic. We very appreciate their contribution” the Minister said.
And Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Hon. Dora Siliya said Government wants to put on the record the involvement of the private sector in the fight against corona virus.
“We have very good corporate partner from the private sectors who have quickly come to support the government like we have seen today. We are also very pleased to receive support from a strong private sector community in form of donations that we have received today” she said