Asian Business Community raising funds  towards  purchase of Malawi hospital beds

Asian Business Community (ABC) are on a campaign soliciting funds to procure hospital beds, water-proof mattresses and pillows to be donated to various public hospitals in the country.

Massive investment
Leaders of the Asian Business Community
The equipment that ABC donated towards COVID-19 response
Members of the Asian Business Community

The cost is at K125,000 each and the target is to raise 75 beds and so far total beds pledged are at 52, remaining with 23 as of close of business on Tuesday.

This is being done under the theme ‘You Can Change the Quality of Service Delivery in Some of the Neediest Hospital & Medical Facilities in Malawi’ and done in conjunction with District Health Offices.

Spokesperson Dharmendra Lakhani  said ABC had established a COVID-19 hospital which was treating its members as well as other communities members and as soon as the bed pledges reach 75, they will start looking at other equipments.

“We have not had any patients at the COVID-19 facility and hence we decided to scale down operations and give the equipments where it is needed for better treatment of patients,” he said.

“Any excess funds shall be used towards the COVID-19 Task Force initiatives.”

Wellwishers are asked to contact Nabila Tayub on 0999 364 320; Lakhani on 0884 641 815; Maqbul Latif on 0994 447 992 and Kauser Nooru on 0995 212 000.

Or to deposit their contribution to: First Capital Bank, Limbe Branch, Asian Business Community | Account # 0001704002013.

As soon as COVID-19 was registered in the country, ABC promptly responded by donating preventive materials which was also an investment into the health sectors.

“We have leveraged the extensive business and social connections within the Asian Business Community in providing adequate support towards assisting the government initiatives.

It also formed a special task force that played a leading role nationally in identifying and addressing the limited knowledge about COVID-19 through its media arm via publications, setting up billboards, radio messages, video adverts and social media posts.

The task force spent over K600 million towards assisting the government’s preventive response measures that included equipping the Ministry of Health isolation, quarantine and treatment center at Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) Kameza campus in Blantyre and the procurement of ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPEs).

The task force also provided two state-of-the-art ambulances for Blantyre DHO and facilitated medications and the provision of medical personnel as well as identifying a location to be equipped with isolation, quarantine and treatment center in Zomba.

Overall, the equipment donated included pulse oximeters; stethoscopes; N95 masks; protective gowns; infrared thermometers; vital sign monitors; refrigerators; oxygen concentrators; oxygen tanks; beds; mattresses; hand sanitizers and many more vital medical equipment.

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iyamw
iyamw
4 months ago

Cash yonse ija mulinayo yathu ija 75 beds is not enough, zimenezi m’Malawi modzi wa cash atha kupeleka, you could be talking of around 750 beds as a community for starters kuti tiyambepo kuiwala katangale yense uja

Whiplash
Whiplash
4 months ago
Reply to  iyamw

Seems like you are the one that doesn’t listen to mindset change. Then show us who donated 75 hospital beds?

Mike
4 months ago

Mbava za athu izi. Athu wopanda chisoni

Whiplash
Whiplash
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Iwe yo nde wopanda makhalidwe… Una zolwela ku tenga or kuba… You were not taught to be thankful by your parents.

Blessings Likoswe
Blessings Likoswe
4 months ago

This is true spirit of brotherhood. Commendable efforts that they are doing for a hugely ignored sector. The Health Sector.

The spirit of giving is something great and must be applauded.

Kashma
Kashma
4 months ago

While as this is very good idea made by our brothers and sisters of Asian Business Community, the timing of the same is bad. But anyway proceed.

007
007
4 months ago
Reply to  Kashma

Aprecciate what god gives

Whethere now or later

Always better

Abc
Abc
4 months ago
Reply to  Kashma

Ungrateful africans

Jack
4 months ago

That’s great news. Malawi Asian community must do as much as possible for the ppl and country.

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