CIMAS Participates in National Clean Up Initiative
By Edward Makuzva
Harare- Leading medical aid services provider, Cimas today devote all its branches across the nation to the national clean-up campaign, to compliment the President’s efforts to keep Zimbabwe clean.
In a statement, Cimas Chief Executive Officer, Vulindlela Ndlovu said that his organisation has adopted the President’s clean up initiative among its staff’s health and wellness activities.
“Cleanliness and hygiene are the first and most important factors to stay healthly and prevent diseases. A clean environment can reduce the burden of diseases by at least 25%. Environmental cleanliness enables us to have cleaner air, clean and safe water and reduce the spreading of germs causing diseases and this will a go a long way in reducing the spread of diseases. This is why we have adopted the President’s national clean-up initiative on our calendar of activities,” said Vulindlela Ndlovu, Cimas Chief executive officer.
“In addition to keeping the environment clean, when we participate in the clean- up activities, we make our bodies active and burn calories instead of storing them as body fat. This also helps to keep blood sugar levels more balanced and in a normal range. In the process we lower risks of disease such as diabetes and blood pressure and keep ourselves fit.’’ Ndlovu said, adding “I must say, the clean-up initiative is a noble cause that all citizens must participate in.”
Cimas has lined up clean-up activities in the various cities and town. In Harare, Cimas will clean –up at Baines Avenue around Cimas Medlabs and in Chitungwiza they will be at Makoni Shopping Area Bus terminus. In Mutare, the corporate will clean at Mutare Provincial Hospital grounds while in Masvingo they will take the initiative to Hofmeyer Street (front area of OK supermarket). Cimas staff will also participate in clean up campaigns in Gweru, Kwekwe and Bulawayo. All clean-up activities are scheduled from 8:00 Am – 10:00 PM in the various cities.
The first Friday of each calendar month was declared the National Environment Cleaning Day by President Mnangagwa last year in December as the government moved to ensure the country has sustainable environment management and waste disposal systems.
Cimas is a medical aid that has stood the test of time, guarantying its members’ confidentiality, trust and security of being looked after by a society that is professional, approachable and above all, a society whose primary care and concern is for its members.