PIL hands over medical equipment to Nsanje District Hospital

Written by  Litness Chaima

Petroleum Importers Limited – PIL has handed over a donation of assorted medical equipment worth K5 Million to Nsanje District Hospital saying government and the private sector have the obligation of holding hands and helping the rural masses.

Kadango (R) hands over the equioment Kadango (R) hands over the equioment

Speaking during the handover ceremony, General Manager for PIL Enwell Kadango said the donated equipments are those that will assist in the operations of the High Dependency Unit and Theatre aspects of the hospital.

Kadango said upon consultations with Nsanje District Hospital Officials, it came to their attention that the hospital was in need of monitoring and operation equipments in the HDU and Theatre sections.

“As we all know that Nsanje is a district hospital therefore attends to many patients, we saw it fit to come here and donate these equipments so that they can aid during operations and monitoring process of the patients,” said Kadango.

Kadango added that the donation is also meant to motivate the staff to innovate and find effective ways to treat patients with the availability of such resources.

“The donated items target wards that have women and children, as they are part of the vulnerable groups. When doctors and nurses have the right equipment, we believe that they will serve the masses effectively,” explained Kadango.

District Medical Offcier for Nsanje Alphonsina Ndembela thanked PIL for the timely donation as the hospital was facing various challenges due to inadequate medical equipment in the HDU and Theatre rooms.

“Nsanje is a border district and we carter for patients from Mozambique sometimes and this stretches us a lot. With the availability of these equipments, we will try our best to serve both masses effectively. And we urge other stakeholders to come in and hold hands with us as we are trying to working saving lives of people in the rural areas like Nsanje,” said Ndembela.

The donated medical equipment includes patient monitor with trolley, suction machine, oxygen concentrator, pop electric cutter, sterilizing drums, medical saws and oxygen masks.

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