By McDonald Chapalapata, contributor:
National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc has donated treadmills and bikes worth K4 million to Kachere Rehabilitation Centre to aid patients in their rehabilitation journey.
NBM Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager Akossa Hiwa said the bank recognises the important role that the centre plays in offering intensive rehabilitation services, hence the support.
“Kachere Rehabilitation Centre is a facility opened to the general public to access free intensive rehabilitation services in Malawi. It is the only facility in Malawi to offer such services as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. We would like to aid their efforts in provision of these services, which is why we’ve provided equipment today,” Hiwa said.
Receiving the items on behalf of Kachere Rehabilitation Centre, Malawi Against Physical Disabilities Chairperson Tom Mwamadi thanked NBM for the support and said it would significantly assist in building patient mobility and endurance before being discharged.
He said the equipment would give a chance to other patients on the waiting list since they can only cater for 40 patients.
“We are excited with the support we got from NBM plc. We are the only hospital in this country that provides this kind of service and, since we opened in 1995, some of the equipment has outlived its lifespan and this support is very timely.
“We know that we are in this challenging time of the Covid pandemic when businesses are not doing well and we are grateful to NBM plc that, despite this situation, they have managed to support us with this equipment. We urge other companies and individuals to emulate what NBM plc has done,” Mwamwadi said.