Christian Aid donates ambulance to Karonga hospital: K33m worth

After relying upon one jerky ambulance, often up and down due to mechanical faults, Karonga district hospital can now afford a smile following a donation of a K33 million worth ambulance from Christian Aid – an international religious organisation – last week.

The ambulance at Karonga district hospital

The ambulance at Karonga district hospital

DC giving the ambulance keys to the DHO

DC giving the ambulance keys to the DHO

Karonga district hospital, the referral hospital to tens of thousands of people in the lakeshore district, has been surviving on one ambulance, and according to the district health officer, Charles Sungani, the donation was a “big boost.”

Michael Muhagama, representative of Christian Aid, said the donation of the state-of-art was chiefly aimed at supporting expectant mothers and newly born babies.

Muhagama revealed that the rise in deaths of expectant mothers and newly born babies in the district had triggered them to donate.

“We decided to donate the ambulance so that the deaths can be controlled to some extent,” said Muhagama.

Karonga District Commissioner Rosemary Moyo commended Christian Aid for the donation, urging other well-wishing NGOs to support the hospital.

She asked hospital management to “take good care of the ambulance” so they could woe more donors.

Among the myriad problems the hospital is facing, include lack of a back-up generator – a shoddy situation that puts a lot of patients’ lives at risk during the frequent blackouts the country is facing.

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6 thoughts on “Christian Aid donates ambulance to Karonga hospital: K33m worth”

  1. Mary Manda says:

    Good gesture Christian AID and DFID Karonga is grateful

  2. Eugene says:

    Chisoni

  3. Enukweni says:

    Thanks Christian Aid and FOCUS for the Amburance.

  4. Peter Nkosi says:

    BU 7908

    That is the number on the license plates. So who is the registered owner? Ideally it is not MG, but Christian Aid who will be responsible for how the ambulance is used and maintenance. For example, hopefully it will not be misused to carry firewood, or on staff travel to and from their houses.

  5. innocent says:

    thanks pipo of God for this donation.

  6. Kenkkk says:

    Thanks Christian aid, keep on doing the good work. Many lives will be saved. God will reward you.

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