As part of cooperate social responsibility International Christian Assembly (ICA) on Saturday visited Bwaila hospital Mental department in Lilongwe where among other things they were involved in charitable works.
Some of the activities during the visit were painting, mopping and preaching gospel.
Speaking in an interview Executive pastor Dr.Andrew Nkwaila said December is the month they emphasize on service in a practical ways.
“As a church, December is a month which we emphasize a service to the city in a practical ways, so we have had many members that have had their relatives here and some members that have even been patients here so we were familiar with the place and problems they face that is why we decided to come and do what we can manage in terms of helping the city and government on health issues most especially in the psychiatric ward,” he said
Dr. Nkwaila said the church has the responsibility to serve the community and help government on development issues.
Principle Nursing Officer for the Psychiatric Unit Mrs. Veronica Kunsuzi said the help will make their working environment conducive.
“We welcome the development with both hands because we have been facing several challenges in terms of electricity but now we can smile because they have helped us with electricity and that they have also painted our rooms, she said
Kunsuzi also said the most challenging thing about the hospital is inadequate space as sometimes they mix both patients who are feeling okay and those who still need medical attention and she has further asked for continued support.
International Christian Assembly (ICA) has pledged for continued support at Bwaila Hospital Mental Department.