Two executive members of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)- United Kingdom (UK) wing have donated 20 mattresses to support Mangochi District Hospital after a fire destroyed equipment and beddings last month.
DPP UK wing director of publicity, Elvis Mpakati Gama, who was accompanied by chairperson Louis Kamundi— all based in the UK—donated 20 mattresses after noticing that some of the patients at the hospital needed such materials.
“When we heard of the fire, we decided to do something. As such, we held a big event in the UK to raise some funds. Our members also contributed money,” Gama said.
The mattresses have been bought at a cost of K450, 000.
Mangochi District Hospital Administrator, Boniface Macheka, said the hospital is in need of about 400 pieces of mattresses to accommodate patients
He said the hospital has the capacity to hold about 380 people but, due to population boom, it accommodates between 400 and 450 people daily.
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