One of the country’s electronics chain stores, Globe Star International, has donated and installed Television screens at Kamuzu Central Hospital’s KCH waiting rooms and Maula Prison.
According to Globe Star’s Manager Movete Banda, the donation which totalled to K1 million aimed at giving the patients and their relations some entertainment.
“We understand that for us to be where we are, it’s because some people have been there to buy things from our shops and these are the same people who also use this hospital, so this is the best way we can show our gratitude to them.
“Sometimes, being in the hospital is like living outside your own world since you cannot be up to date with what is happening outside so with these screens, they will be able to be following news and at the same time, they have entertainment a diversion from what they are going through,” said Banda.
Apart from the waiting rooms, the hospital has also TV screens in Ethel Muthalika OPD ward and the Eye Department.
Senior Nursing Officer Boniface Ndovi hailed Global Star saying this will help in containing some patients who usually turn back when they see long queues.
“Many times, when people see a lot of people in the waiting rooms, they turn back because they get bored. Now with these TV screens, they will have a reason to wait and receive treatment.
“The screens will also help patients to get vital heath information from programs which are aired on different channels. This is good support that we can get from well wishers out there,” he said.
At Maula Prison, they donated and installed three TV screens in places where inmates spend their time and chat during the day time.
Globe Star International which is also in Zambia and Tanzania, has two shops in Lilongwe and sells electronics and household appliances.