One of the giant telecommunications company, Airtel Malawi has donated various medical supplies to Nkhoma Mission Hospital in Lilongwe following the hospital’s call for assistance with several medical items.
Airtel Malaw, donated a consignment of medical items worth MK 2 million on Tuesday.
The medicine and medical equipment include digital blood pressure machines, glucose test strips, latex gloves, cotton wool, gause rolls, amoxicillin, and paracetamol.
Speaking when making the donation Airtel Malawi’s Corporate Communications and CSR Manager Norah Chavula-Chirwa said :“The call from Nkhoma came at the right time as we always seek ways to connect with our communities through various CSR activities like this that improve and promote access to quality public health care in the country”
Speaking on behalf of the hospital, Senior Medical Officer Dr. Francis Kachedwa said the donation was timely and expressed belief that the donation is going to impact the services at the hospital.
He 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 cases are attending to on a daily basis.”
He said the donation has addressed the medical shortfalls that they have been facing here at the hospital and will provide patients from here at Nkhoma and our other 9 health centres of Malembo, Chinthembwe, Mvera, Mlanda, Chigodi, Mphunzi, Malingunde, Chowe and Dzenza with medicine that will address and treat their various ailments.
Nkhoma hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in the central region, having recently clocked 102 years with a bed capacity of 270 and outpatient daily treatment rate of up to 300 patients per day.