Pakistan Association donates K4m benches to KCH

Barely after a few weeks after donating seven computers to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), the one the country’s major referral hospitals seems to be at the heart of the Pakistan Welfare Association (PAW) as they have also donated benches worth MK4 million.

Bheda handing over the benches to Chinkhata

Bheda handing over the benches to Chinkhata

Some of the benches

Some of the benches

PAW outgoing Chairperson Shabbir Bheda said the hospital remains the main focus for the association as it is facing a lot of problems which need some combined efforts between the government, companies and organizations for it to ably serve the people.

“We don’t want our relationship to be one-off, KCH is a hospital that if well assisted can save a lot of lives of our brothers and sisters who cannot manage to go to private hospitals which are very expensive. When we were doing our assessment, we found out that there are a lot of areas which we have to come in and help but we couldn’t do that at one time.

“We drew our plan and decided to do it in phases, just two weeks ago we started with the donation of seven multipurpose computers and now we thought it wise to help them with these benches that will help patients and guardians as they wait to see the doctors.

“It is sometimes disgusting to see patients standing or seating on the floor as they wait for their turn which is not good for them,” said Bheda.

He added, “KCH need not only the benches and these are not enough, there are a lot of things and with the passing of time we will be coming here with different donations.”

Among other things, Bheda said the association is planning to donate 50 benches at the hospital and start a feeding program for about 300 guardians in the next three weeks.

KCH Deputy Hospital Director Mabel Chinkhata said the donation is a step towards offering quality health care services at the hospital.

“The few benches we have had at the hospital are old and some broken. Most of the patients were sitting down as they wait to see the doctor,” she said.

Chinkhata said the benches will be used at out-patients, conchology, surgical and nurses offices among other sections.

The Association was established five years ago and has so far built three classrooms at Livimbo Community Day Secondary, paying school fees for needy children and donating in different hospitals and health centers among other things.

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