Friends of Limbani, a task force that took trouble to raise funds for former Malawi News Editor Limbani Moyo, who was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2012, has made a fresh appeal to well-wishers for K1.25 million to finance an anti-injection injection bill for the journalist.
Moya flew to India on October 23 for kidney transplant, which was due last Friday, but had to undergo anti-injection injection process first, according to Anthony Kasunda, Chairperson of the Task Force.
But it has transpired that the hospital cannot do the procedure unless there is a commitment to pay $2500 (about K1.25 million) for the anti-injection injection which was not initially covered in the quotation the task forced worked on.
“Mr Moya was expected to undergo kidney transplant on Friday, November 21 2014, after satisfying all medical and legal requirements.
“Unfortunately, the procedure did not take place due to unavailability of the said money for the injection,” said Kasunda.
He described the development as sad and pathetic, urging Malawians to come together and assist the former Malawi News Editor.
“It will be very sad and painful if Mr Moya comes back from India without undergoing kidney transplant because we have failed to assist him with K1.25 million to cover for the injection bill,” appealed Kasunda.
The hospital, according to him, has given a grace period to Moya to raise the funds with which to meet the injection bill.
Those wishing to assist him can deposit their contributions to the following bank details at First Merchant Bank (FMB) Blantyre Branch; Account Number 5200740001; Account Name: Friends of Limbani or can always meet or contact Kasunda on 0999952457/0888852457 or[email protected].
The Task Force raised about K10 million from individuals and corporations for the ailing journalist, his spouse and sister travel to India for specialist treatment.