3 organisations bail out Ekwendeni hospital
Three organisations have bailed out Ekwendeni Mission Hospital in Mzimba by donating assorted medical equipment including scanning machine and theatre equipment.
The three organisations are Cocacola Africa Foundation, Citi Hope International and Medi Share.
Carlsberg Malawi Corporate Communications Officer Towela Munthali said urged the hospital to put the K58 million equipment to good use.
Munthali said Carlsberg Malawi provides local sponsorship in the partnership while Cocacola Africa Foundation gives funds at international level.
Medi Share and Citi Hope International source drugs from across the world.
Ekwendeni Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr Jessie Chihana said the scanning machine and the theatre equipment had come at the right time.
“The scanning machine broke down and we could not get another because of financial challenges. Patient fees is so low that we cannot use it to purchase equipment like the one we have received,” said Chihana.
Mzimba North District Medical Officer Bitiel Banda said it was a challenge for the government to acquire medical equipment because of resources.
Livingstonia synod of the CCAP moderator elect Reverend John Gondwe warned management against stealing some of the equipment.
Cocacola Africa Foundation, Medi Share and Citi Hope International fell into partnership to provide medical help to three hospitals in Malawi, namely, Ekwendeni in the North, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and Zomba Central Hospital in the South.
The partnership works in six countries: Malawi, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Cameroon, Kenya and Ghana.
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