Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company has intensified its support to Malawi’s healthcare system, adding a donation of medical equipment worth US$6000 to Luke Dae Yang Hospital to its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
Through its CSR programmes targeting the health sector, Limbe Leaf has in the past constructed health facilities including maternity wings, guardian shelters and health centre as well as providing drugs and medical equipment to various hospitals in the country.
Speaking when she handed over the support, Limbe Leaf Corporate Affairs Cordinator, Ireen Kumwenda, said the move is in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.
“Dae Yang is one of the major hospitals in the city of Lilongwe which serves the majority of the population including Limbe Leaf employees. We believe the donation will ease the congestion in the Intensive Care Unit and contribute significantly to the operations of the hospital,” she said.
In his remarks, Dae Yang Hospital Director, Douglas Lungu, hailed Limbe Leaf for the timely donation.
“The monitors will help us to be able to look after the patients properly in a much faster way. We have several challenges but this donation will help us a lot to deliver quality health service to the community,” Lungu said.