Airtel injects medicine into ailing health systems targets Bwaila Hospital Maternity

Airtel Malawi on Thursday donated various medical items to Bwaila Hospital’s maternity ward in Lilongwe following the hospital’s call for assistance with several medical items.

From Left – LL DHO Office Administrator – Mrs. Chiona, Airtel brand Ambassador Mwawi Kumwenda, LL DHO Dr. Alinafe Mbewe, Airtel Facilities Manager – Mrs. Dorothy Bwanali, Nurse from Bwaila Maternity ward

Airtel Malawi’s Facilities Manager Dorothy Bwanali applauded the hospital staff and mothers for rising above the resource challenges that Bwaila and most hospitals in the country are continuously facing.

“The fact that Bwaila Maternity ward delivers up to 50 babies a day against various resource challenges of inadequate medicine, beds and even mattresses is a marvel, that is why as Airtel we decided to come in and assist,” Said Bwanali.

Receiving the donation, Lilongwe District Health Officer Dr. Alinafe Mbewe, commended Airtel for the timely donation as this was not the first time that the Smartphone network had come to their rescue.

“These items have come at the right time for our maternity ward which utilizes a lot of resources due to the number of births we have on a daily basis.”

Dr. Mbewe highlighted that the Lilongwe DHO’s and  other health centres like Area 25, Nathenje, Chileka, Mitundu and Kabudula requires support with medical equipment like oxygen concentrators and medicine.

The items donated to the Bwaila Maternity ward worth MK2.8 million were sterile gloves, gauze, cotton wool, chlorine and medication as part of the mobile telecom leader’s corporate social responsibility Touching Lives initiative one

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