Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL) has appealed to the private sector to join hands with the Malawi Government in providing more support to the health delivery system in the country to alleviate problems people are facing when trying to access medical care.
PIL General Manager,Enwell Kadango, made the remarks on Tuesday whenPIL donated assorted medical equipment worth K5 million to Mangochi District Hospital.
Kadango said PIL focuses its corporate social responsibility initiatives on improving education and health standards in the country and he urged other companies in the private sector to also take part in alleviating the suffering which Malawians are going through due to lack of resources.
“For people to contribute effectively to national development of acountry health is paramount, therefore, any help in this regard is a good gesture. It is for this reason that under our programme called Heal Our Nation, Keep Our Health Sector Running, we have partnered with the ministry of health to help hospitals function properly in assisting Malawians,” said Kadango.
The donated items included an oxygen concentration machine, digital blood pressure machines, mattresses, beds, wheel chairs and a sterilising machine.
Receiving the donation, Mangochi District Health Officer, William Peno, appealed for more support from well-wishers to assist the hospital replace some of its old equipment which he said is not functioning properly.
“As you are aware, the hospital was built long time ago and some of its equipment is old and need replacement. Our appeal to partners is to assist us in that area so that we can continue serving people in the district with efficiency,” said Peno.