Vice Chairperson for the grouping Misheck Msokwa said the donation was aimed at helping government reduce some of the challenges the hospital faces when attending to patients. Among others, the grouping donated thermometers and blankets to the pediatric ward.
“We decided to play our role as responsible citizens. Our group consists of people who originate from Chitipa and those who do not necessarily come from Chitipa but at some point lived or worked in the district,” said Msokwa.
Msokwa added that the group will continue to complement government’s efforts in reducing challenges that patients and medical personnel face in hospitals.
He further called on people in the country to embrace the spirit of patriotism by helping others.
President Professor Peter Mutharika has been encouraging people in the country to be patriotic to the country by taking up responsibilities and reaching out to others. It is for this reason that the grouping considered to play its part.
Receiving the donation on behalf of Director of Health Services, Clinical officer for the hospital Thom Chirwa commended the grouping for the timely donation saying the pediatric ward faces numerous challenges including shortage of blankets in this cold season.
“We are very thankful to United Friends of Chitipa for considering donating to our hospital. This is a good gesture that other groups ought to emulate,” he said.
United Friends of Chitipa started in 2015 and among its objectives is to help in uplifting the welfare of Chitipa residents.