K Motors fixes Malawi hospital ambulances for free

A panel beating company in Blantyre, K Motors, has committed to fix grounded  hospital ambulances across the country as part of its corporate social responsibility.

Mansoor Karim: This is the little we can do to help our communities
A K Motors mechanic working on the Ambulance

K Motors managing director Mansoor Karim said they embarked on the project in which they will fix one ambulance every month for the next 12 months.

He said they got two ambulances from Chikwawa District Hospital and they have already fixed one which they will be handing over to the hospital at the end of this month.

Said Karim: “We are aware of the huge resource challenges facing our public hospitals in terms of servicing and fixing ambulances and this has led to a number of them being grounded. We pledged to be fixing one ambulance every month for free as a way to give back to the community.”

The motor fixing company uses its Facebook page to ask hospitals to send photos and details of grounded ambulances from which they pick which ones to prioritise based on need.

The fixing includes both servicing and panel beating.

Said Karim: “We are a fairly new company and this is the little we can do to help our communities. We are also grateful for the support that we get from insurance companies like Liberty Insurance, UGI, Britam and Nico for a new company like ours.”

Chikwawa district health officer Dr Stalin Zinkanda said the rehabilitation of the two ambulances will help the district reach out to almost 100 000 patients.

He said: “We are excited that K Motors will fix our two ambulances for free, this is good news. About 10 months ago, we only had one running ambulance until government gave us five new ambulances.”

According to Zinkanda, Chikwawa District has a population of 601 000 and 28 health centres some of which are in hard-to-reach areas, thereby affecting health service delivery.

“The World Health Organisation recommends that one ambulance should serve up to 50 000 people. This means that ideally, we are supposed to have 12 functioning ambulances but only six are running now,” he said.

Zinkanda said the hospital will allocate the two ambulances to remote health centres to ease their transportation challenges.

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DUMBANI NGWIRA
DUMBANI NGWIRA
9 months ago

Big up K Motors

Peloma Pepe
Peloma Pepe
9 months ago

Well done! From hospital, go to Police coz them too have lots of broken vehicles.

Gee
Gee
10 months ago

😂😂🤣🤣 I don’t trust ma colored ndi Amwenye, mumva pamenepo, dikirani

mtete
10 months ago

There is no such a thing as free lunch Mr Karim. You must be strategising on how to gain favours from the new government. That’s how corruption starts.
That said, let’s see how you proceed from here.

Andrew Longwe
Andrew Longwe
10 months ago

Why do it for free? Chilipo mufuna inu.As Government we have the money we can pay you .We managed to pay lawyers billions of kwacha ..what is an ambulance?

Nambewe
Nambewe
10 months ago

Karim represents the future all young malawians are aspiring to. Selfless and proud of his home country. You are blessed brotherman.

John chidongo
10 months ago

God bless you! What a helping hand. Osati akunenazo kuti tizipanga hire ku Masm avekere ndi zachikale kunyamulirira matenda pangolo akufuna business ndi anthu wosauka what a painful advert to poor malawian.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
10 months ago
Reply to  John chidongo

like when their system went down months ago,staff cunningly advised patients and gave in personal numbers so that if a member falls ill they should call these staff’s numbers to clear them up. mxiiii zacimidzi kutengela anthu ku ntoso.
MASM kuli cipwilikiti. ma rules ao a copy and paste

Ine
Ine
10 months ago

I think it will be a good idea for me to take my cars to k motors. Good initiative. Where in Blantyre are these guys

Top
Top
10 months ago

Well done K motors. These are hard times but you have come through. May God bless you

Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
10 months ago

This is very commendable. Where is K Motors exactly? I need my vehicles to be taken there for service. God bless you more.

Atuli
Atuli
10 months ago

Just before Afrox…on the left. Simms Building, Ginnery Corner

Ghost hacker
Ghost hacker
10 months ago

Amazing ….truly God should bless you and give you more resources

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