Illovo Malawi boosts Covid-19 response at Nkhotakota Hospital with K40m worth of medical supplies

Fresh from donating to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) and Kasinthula Isolation Centre in Chikwawa, Illovo Sugar Malawi plc last weekend extended its helping hand to Nkhotakota District Hospital where it donated medical supplies worth K40 million.

Ndlovu (second from right) presenting the items to DC Nkhoma–Photo courtesy of Hashtag Communications
Nkhoma making a speech in which he commended Illovo Sugar Malawi for the assistance

Illovo’s Dwangwa Sugar Estate General Manager Jerry Ndlovu handed over the supplies, which he said are aimed at equipping the hospitals to respond to the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Ndlovu said as a business entity, the company understands and appreciates the fact that their contribution is critical in ensuring that the medical teams are protected and the situation in hospitals improve.

“We do believe that although the gaps still exist, these items will alleviate some of the shortages at the isolation center and allow for provision of better care to Covid-19 patients.

“This is why Dwangwa Estate management team is committed to ensuring our employees, contractors and immediate communities surrounding us also play their role,” he said.

He assured that the company will continue educating and engaging everyone to ensure they all play their role.

Nkhotakota District Commissioner (DC) Blessings Nkhoma thanked Illovo Sugar Malawi for continued support and for joining the Covid-19 fight in the district.

Meanwhile, the company has also provided money, which will go towards the rehabilitation of the pharmacy that was burnt, and as result, part of the isolation centre had to be used for running a pharmacy.

The rest of the money has been used to procure oxygen concentrators, N70 ventilators, oxygen cylinders, pulse oximeters, blood pressure machine, suction machine, nebulizers, incubation box, infrared thermometers, nasal prongs, ambu bags, medicines and bed sheets.


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zikunka nabeba kwa masharubu
zikunka nabeba kwa masharubu
1 year ago

Thanks Illovo for beating the govt on their mandates. Would appreciate if you sorted out your own injustices in the same manner, crooked company. You will eventually be found out; we understand you battle to please your coorporate customers (coke etc). Tatopa kugula shuga wa hafu,… makina omatira mapaketi are cheap or are your South African Indians too old to procure tech? Lucky your Salima counterparts are a complete cheating joke

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