Airtel Malawi has come to the rescue of Zomba people with a donation of 54 cartons of medicine and other medical equipment worth K2.5 million.
The presentation ceremony took place on Wednesday at Nansawa Health Centre in Zomba district.
In her speech, Airtel Malawi Public Relations and Corporate Communications Manager, Edith Tsilizani said their company holds the belief that the donation will be instrumental in revamping standards of health care in addition to facilitating the saving and serving of patients.
“As a brand, we are working tirelessly towards increasing investment in the health sector so that people access quality health care thereby building a more productive and super human resource.
“Nevertheless, let it be a collective responsibility for us all to ensure that our hospitals do not run out of medicine and other crucial equipment. All this begins with us and we must always remember that everything is possible when our lives grow in harmony,” said Tsilizani.
Tsilizani also commended the media practitioners for taking a leading role in unearthing issues saying the donation is as a result of the journalist’s role in upholding their watchdog role.
She also said Airtel partnership with the health sector has been growing from strength to strength as the brand has invested in the health sector, among other major beneficiaries recently include Chitipa, Karonga, Kasungu and St Annes in Nkhotakota hospitals.
Tsilizani however, urged workers in the health sector to uphold their integrity, diligence, commitment and passion to serving and saving patients by using the donated medicine for its intended purpose in government hospitals.
Zomba district hospital public relations officer, Richard Mvula, who represented the DHO hailed Airtel Malawi for what he described timely donation at the time most of the health centres are lacking medicine.
“We are very thankful to Airtel because of all the districts in the country, choosing Zomba we do not take it for granted,” said Mvula.
He said the medicine will be distributed in different hospitals in the district, especially in health centres like Matawale, Nasawa and Chingale.
He said there are 25 government hospitals and health centres in the district which will benefit from the medicine.