Pharmacare Pharmacies Limited, agents of a Korean medical equipment manufacturing company, SD Bio Sensor, on Monday donated to Ministry of health 500 sets of testing equipments called, SB Check glucometer machines which monitors sugar levels.
The donation was valued at K2.2 million.
The equipment will help to ease the pressure from the existing old modelled machines which Malawi hospitals used to test the diabetic patients.
Pharmacare Pharmacies Limited sales and marketing executive, Chimwemwe Nyimbiri, said: “The goodness is that the equipment do not use electricity, so we believe that they can be used anywhere in the country including the rural hospitals.”
Receiving the donation, director of non communicable diseases in the ministry of health, Dr Betreace Magomba, thanked Pharmacare Pharmacies Limited and SD Biosensor Company for the donation.
Magomba said the equipment will improve screening of Diabetic patients in Malawi.
Statistics from World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate that 75 percent of those with the disease are not aware.
Before the hand over ceremony,SD Biosensor official, Andy Kim made a presentation of a newly launched machine HB A 1C which will help to diagonise diabetis.