In its continued efforts to assist government in provision of quality health services, Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL), the major fuel importer for Malawi has donated medical equipment to Mulanje District Hospitalworth K5 million.
Speaking during handover PIL General Manager Enwell Kadango said the health sector will remain one of the key focus areas in its corporate Social responsibility.
“For People to contribute effectively to the development of the country, health is very important therefore any help in this regard PIL has seen befitting to assist the health sector with donation of medical items,” Kadango said.
Kadango reaffirmed PIL commitment in supporting government efforts in provision of health services in the country under its program called Heal our Nation/ Keep our health sector running.
“Under Heal our Nation/Keep our health sector running we have partnered with the Ministry of Health such that we will see a few health institutions benefiting from such donations and Queen Elizabeth Central hospital ,Mangochi District Hospital and Karonga district hospital have already benefited from this program,” he said.
He called on the private sector to assist government in ensuring that the public health facilities receive necessary support.
“Our appeal to the private sector is that while government is all it can to stock our hospitals with drugs and medical equipment, we must also as private sector help in this noble cause and we believe together we can change the status of our public hospitals,”he said.
Receiving the equipment, District Health OfficerDrKhuliane Kabwere hailed PIL for the assistance saying the items will go a long way in assisting the delivery of effective and quality health care.
“I would like to thank PIL for this timely donation which will go a long way in improving the delivery of quality and effective health services to our clients. Most of the items donated by PIL are very essential and we had only few of them against the largepopulation that the hospital serves,” said Dr Kabwere.
Mulanje District commissioner Fred Movete said it was pleasing to have partners like PIL that are coming forward to give back to the community through Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
The K5 million worth of medial items includes oxygen concentrator, mattresses, Stethoscope, suction unit electric, foetal scope, nebulizer and examination lamps among others.
Mulanje District Hospital serves a population of over 600,000 people.
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