UK-based Malawians donate to College of Medicine: Mahecas commended

A charity grouping of Malawians based in United Kingdom (UK), Malawi Health Care Support (Mahecas) has  donated 1 025 new hospital beds and 781 new hospital mattresses valued at around K700 million to the College of Medicine (COM) in Blantyre, a constituent college of the University of Malawi.

Symbolic presentation of the beds: Gogodus for mahecas (r) and Mallewa of CoM
Gogodus: Mahecas is committed to improving the health sector in Malawi

Mahecas coordinator Lawrence Gogodus said the donation was a response to a request by the medical college and that the beds,  will be distributed to various  public hospitals  which are faced with acute shortage of beds and where patients sleeping on the floor.

The  beds were sourced from Medstrom Healthcare UK , a manufacturers of specialist hospital beds.

“Mahecas is committed to improving the health sector in Malawi through provision of various support to hospitals,” said Gogodus.

He said after receiving the request from College of Medicine, the charity approached Medstrom Healthcare UK  “and we are glad they have provided us with these durable beds, mattresses and  also cleared the shipping bill.”

Mahecas is a UK-registered healthcare charity focussed on the relief of sickness and preservation of good health among patients in hospitals, health clinics, and other primary health care locations in Malawi.

The organisation raises  funds through dinner  and dance  events, food tasting  and big walks.

COM’s acting principal Professor Mac Malewa said the purpose in seeking the donation, was to support government hospitals which are in the COVID-19 battle front.

“It is through participation in the fight against the pandemic that we realised there was need to source beds for the care of the COVID patients in all the hospitals that are looking after the COVID patients,” Prof. Malewa said.

He touted the beds as being of the same calibre as those used by the National Health Services in the UK where Medstrom manages 20 percent of the UK acute beds and mattresses fleet and products and services to 150 hospitals in the UK and Ireland.

“The beds are not just going to be used for COVID patients they can be used beyond COVID-19, they are robust beds that can be in the hospitals for years to come,” Malewa explained.

According to Malewwa,  the CoM management will decide on the beneficiary hospitals which will included Queen Elizabethe Central Hospital,  Kamuzu Central, Zomba Central  and Mzuzu Central Hospital

Mahecas has previously donated  beds to hospitals in Mulanje, Chitipa, Chikwawa, Chipita, Zomba and Mangochi among others.

 

 

 

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nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
6 months ago

Good show and thank you. Hoping zigawidwa mosamalidwa.ndipo anthu ogwilitsa nchito aziwe how to operate them. apo bii ena azikamanga ndi wire wa magetsi. Thank you Mahecas. Nde pano tikumva Dowa people kuti anamacha pa zifukwa zosiyanasiyana. ina mwa izo zoti Ambulance imalephera kufika mmadera when need arise. Now!!! zinayamba lilitilo???? yet you had a minister of health cant remember the name but quite fat lady emwe anabaso ma matress operekedwa ku cipatala. Not just that . ma MP anu nseuo anauona ndikudutsamo but pocketed the money .eti!!! now with TONSE alliance Sikuti muzingoti sakutisamala. nyasi nzabasi zedi zomwe maboma… Read more »

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
6 months ago

Thanks for the donation, but why donating to College of Medicine and not the Ministry if Health? This creates confusion as to which body has the right to distribute hospital equipments in Malawi. I would have loved it if the donations were made to the Government and not a College.

Don Dada
Don Dada
6 months ago

why not make those beds right here in Malawi? useless idiots

Prophet
Prophet
6 months ago
Reply to  Don Dada

Did you not get it, the beds were a DONATION from a UK hospital bed maker? Sometimes it is better to keep quiet than commenting for the sake of if.

Don Dada
Don Dada
6 months ago
Reply to  Prophet

Did you not get it? The beds were a donation by MALAWIANS living abroad or call it charity. Sometimes its better to stay quiet than expose your ignorance and lack of understanding

ERUTU
ERUTU
6 months ago
Reply to  Don Dada

Ameneyi si m’malawi

ERUTU
ERUTU
6 months ago
Reply to  Prophet

Zowonadi ngopupuluma zediditu 🤣

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