The Sugar Company of Malawi (SUCOMA) Sacco Friday donated assorted medical supplies to St Montfort Hospital in Chikwawa to help promote good service delivery at the health institution.
The intervention comes at a time when most health facilities in the Lower Shire are in dire need of essential medical equipment and drugs to effectively render services to sick people.
The hand-over ceremony which took place at the hospital’s premises included; Blood pressure machines, weighing scales as well as utility gloves.
According to SUCOMA Sacco Board Chairman, Muleso Wakwana, the donation aims at assisting the facility cover some gaps that lacked medical supplies.
“Within the locality there isn’t any big hospital apart from this. We are part of this hospital and it is our desire to ensure the facility gets what it requires because people rely on it.
“The hospital lacks medical supplies including medicine in general and as SUCOMA Sacco we just responded to the call when we heard of these problems.
“ As a financial institution, we have a corporate social responsibility to the communities we are surrounded with because the problem faced here at the facility affects us as well,” said Wakwana.
He added that their support to the hospital is not a once off activity saying they previously provided the facility with a toilet.
“Helping does not mean you have enough but any small contribution can go a long way in saving one’s life,” he added.
On his part while thanking SUCOMA, Medical Director at the hospital Dr Patrick Phiri hinted on the need for more support from well wishers.
He said the hospital is facing numerous challenges concerning medical equipment and drugs and any help will be appreciated.
“I thank SUCOMA for the support rendered now, before and in the near future. I would like to also ask other would be well wishers to help us out in the situation we are in now.
“The problems we have here need immediate attention as you are aware the facility is under the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM), so it is more like we operate as a nonprofit making institution and hence need more support,” stated Phiri.
St Montfort Hospital in Chikwawa, serves a population of about 70, 000 people.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :