Arkay Pak Operations Director, Talha Saqib says the company decided to assist the hospital after noting that the hospital was facing a number of challenges.
Saqib said the company will strive to reduce problems which the centre is facing.
“We have just started and after this donation, we will sit down with the committee here at the hospital to analyse challenges they are facing and come up with short, medium and long term measures of dealing with the problems,” said Saqib.
Recently the company also donated Iron sheets and medical drugs at Mkanda Health Centre in Mchinji.
Speaking during the function Health Centre In Charge Joe Mark Banda confirmed that indeed the Health Centre is facing shortage of mattresses.
Banda further said apart from shortage of mattresses, the hospital is also facing problems of space, drug shortage as well as shortage of staff houses.
George Jobe is Executive Director of Malawi Health Equity Network.
“Issues of maternal health do not allow women to give birth or to sleep on the floor, we should ensure that our women are given conducive environment whenever in our hospitals. We are calling upon our district councils to prioritise resources to these pressing needs,” said Jobe.
The health sector receives a lion’s share in every financial year but due to pressing issues, there’s need for more funding even from well wishers.
Arkay Pak Investments trades in medical equipment including specialized surgical products and also engages in printing of billboards.