In its continuing quest of assisting government provide quality healthcare to people in rural areas, premier mobile network service provider, TNM has invested K14 million towards completion of Katili Health Centre in Karonga, the northern region Malawi district that borders Tanzania.
The health centre, initially a project of the European Union Micro Project, had been abandoned, a situation which left over 10,000 people in the area travelling a distance of 30 kilometres to access treatment at Karonga District Hospital.
Announcing the decision to adopt the project, Chief Commercial Officer Dan Makata said TNM was moved by the plight of pregnant mothers, children and other patients who could not get treatment on time due to the long distance required to reach the next health facility.
We were concerned by reports that some critically ill patients, who included children lost their lives as a result of the long distance to the district hospital. Some pregnant mothers have also been struggling with deliveries. TNM as a patriotic Malawian company with the welfare of citizens at heart, therefore decided to do something about this challenge,” he said.
Makata said TNM, which has been providing assistance to several rural health centres in the country, remains committed to play its part in helping government achieve good quality health care for Malawians
“We realise that government can’t go it alone as the challenges facing the health sector are enormous. TNM remains committed to working and assisting the people of the country meet their healthcare needs,” he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :