In a quest to complement governments efforts in ensuring that Malawians receive good health services, Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL) has donated assorted medical items worth over K5 million to Dedza District Hospital.
The items included emergency equipment such as nebulisers, vacuum extractor, pulse oximeter and delivery beds.
Speaking during the presentation of the items to the hospital on Wednesday, PIL General Manager Enwell Kadango said the initiative was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
Kadango said that the government has no capacity to satisfy the needs of the two crucial sectors hence the need for private sector intervention.
“We are assisting various hospitals in the country and this is our third hospital to come to. We have been to Chikwawa and Ntchisi and we will continue to visit other hospitals.
“We made a decision to assist government because we realise that there is need for the private sector to also come in. PIL has set aside K50 million for the cause, so, every month, we are donating to either a hospital or school,” he said.
Receiving the donation, Dedza District Health Officer Solomon Jere expressed gratitude, stressing that the equipment would go a long way in helping pregnant women, especially during the time of delivery.
“PIL has made the right donation at the right time and K5 million is a huge sum of money to spend towards charity. We are very thankful because we treat a lot of people at the hospital, making the donation more significant,” Jere said.