TNM contributes K9m towards maternity clinic in Mchinji

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) has contributed K9 million towards the construction of a new maternity wing at Chiosya health centre in central district of Mchinji.

Manguluti in (in grey suit) handing over dummy cheque to the beneficiaries

Manguluti in (in grey suit) handing over dummy cheque to the beneficiaries

Structure under construction

Structure under construction

The new facility, once completed, will service a catchment population of over 31,000 people.

Speaking when she presented the contribution, Managing Executive for Operations (Centre), Phyllis Manguluti claimed the contribution is in line with the company’s policy of promoting delivery of quality health services in the country’s remote areas.

“TNM is a patriotic Malawian company with the welfare of citizens at heart. With the existing maternity facilities at Chiosya Health Centre condemned as not fit for use and considering the long distance to the district hospital in Mchinji, we saw it necessary to invest K9 million towards the modern maternity wing,” said Manguluti.

The new facility currently under construction will have pre-natal,  delivery and post-natal beds and ancillary support rooms for staff adjacent to the existing facility.

She said TNM remains committed to playing its part in helping Government to improve health service delivery in the country.

“TNM believes in giving back to the community through our corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy. The health sector is one of the sectors that we are investing our money in because we realize that only health people can contribute to the socio- economic development of this country,” she said.

She expressed optimism that the facility once completed will go a long way in reducing maternal and neo-natal death in the area.

“This facility would go a long way in saving lives and reduce the burden which pregnant women undergo to access quality health care services hence reducing maternal death in the area and the district as a whole,” she said.

On his part, In-Charge of the health Centre, Mussa Soko commended TNM for the support towards construction of the maternity clinic.

“This assistance will go a long way in facilitating the completion of the structure which is expected to provide a conducive environment for delivery amongst expectant women in the area,” said Soko.

Soko added that the facility will not only benefit women but also the heath workers.

“We commend TNM for this great initiative which will not only benefit the women only but also health workers here will be motivated to work in a clean and spacious building,” he said.

The project is being spearheaded by a local charity, Chimteka Children Support.

Presently, there is an average of 77 deliveries per month in the maternity unit at the Chiosya Health Centre.

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A Mpoola cheque mwagwira kwambiri. Chonde ka ndalamako samalani.

chisomo
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Treo.Zikomo. Zaithwa.

chisomo
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I visited Chiosha trading centre early this year on my way to Phanga. It is a long way to Kamwendo trading where there is a maternity clinic. Kabaza costs K1000 but the road though not bad but is still bumpy. I believe most people rely on traditional birth attendants. I am from the South BT to be précise but for this gesture I am saying thank you TNM and may this be an example for others to do like wise.

Joe
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TNM keep it up. Continue assisting the government and we Malawians by building us these life saving clinics. Umenewo ndiye mtima wa chi Malawi zedi.

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