TNM donates oxygen machines to Queen’s Hospital

Malawi’s leading mobile telco, TNM has today donated three Oxygen Concentrator machines to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital worth K3.6 million.

Hospital officials showing Mr Nyirenda on how the Oxygen concentrator works

Hospital officials showing Mr Nyirenda on how the Oxygen concentrator works

Nyirenda presenting the machine to the  Matron Tewesa and Hospital adminsrator Themba Mhango

Nyirenda presenting the machine to the Matron Tewesa and Hospital adminsrator Themba Mhango

The donation is in response to a fundraising appeal the hospital made recently when it organized a fun-run in aid of Chatinkha Maternity Unit.

Speaking during the handover ceremony at QECH, Head of Blantyre Region David Nyirenda said  TNM appreciates the role of oxygen concentrators in saving life and was concerned about their shortage at the hospital. Prior to the donation, the Chatinkha Unit, the country’s oldest maternity wing had one oxygen concentrator.

“As a Malawian company we are concerned that the hospital’s maternity wing has only one oxygen concentrator. This was not enough considering the fact that there is an average of four patients needing oxygen therapy at any given time,” said Nyirenda.

Doctors at the hospital led by Professor Frank Taulo, the head of obstetrics and gynaecology at College of Medicine on May 31 organized a fundraising fun run aimed at raising money for the purchase of various medical equipment for the hospital as well as creating awareness on the plight medical personnel at the hospital face in the course of delivering health services.

“Doctors and all medical personnel at this hospital should be commended for coming out in the open and organizing the fundraising campaign. It just shows that they have the plight of patients at heart. Let me also thank them for their selfless commitment to saving life, despite the challenges posed by shortage of equipment,” said Nyirenda.

In her remarks  Chatikha Maternity unit matron  Edith Tewesa  thanked TNM for the timely donation saying the wing had only one operating  oxygen concentrators machine.

“We are really grateful to TNM for this assistance which will go a long way in reducing the challenges that the unit has been experiencing. In labour ward we have complications that need oxygen concentrators and with this assistance from TNM our goal to have health mothers and babies,” said Tewesa.

Chatikha maternity wing delivers an average of 40 babies a day.

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8 thoughts on “TNM donates oxygen machines to Queen’s Hospital”

  1. Professor Seyani says:

    Uegene Pindx bwaaaa. Ntchito ukhalire mowa ndi kukwera

  2. Mwaitha atnm kukula ndkumeneko.mungu akudalixen ndkukupaxanixo luntha lotkonzela netwek ixamaterele chönch,ikumatthele celete kwambr.ctgwila kurizev2 ife

  3. shuaib muha says:

    congratulations tmm

  4. Holy Holy says:

    You steal people’s money through overcharging and promote yourselves through donations. Shame on you!

  5. Brilliant says:

    Weshall All Take Unadvantage On What Tnm Has Done.Let Us Follow Suit And Help Our Frinds Who Are Very Serious In Hospitals.Aprayer Is Enough May God Be With Those In Hospitals.

  6. bus dem shut says:

    good on you TNM. next time please donate dialysis, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, CAT scan and OT equipment, then maybe we won’t need to go to south africa and india for simple operations.

    btw, just read up on the net that three teenagers (14 yrs old) in england have invented a condom that changes colour when in contat with someone with an STD. imagine where malawi would be if we had people with this kind of intelligence!

    so much time and money wasted on cashgate robberies, so many people dead….

  7. nachi says:

    Thumbs up Telco, TNM Queens is in pathetic situation could some more organisations emulate such a gesture

  8. bingu says:

    zikomo Ndalama zathu mumatisophola kuzera maunits zagwirako ntchito yanzeru. thanks TNM koma sisaniko mtengo wa airtime zachimalawi izi

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