“Malawians of goodwill should compliment Government efforts of reducing the plight of sick people in the country’s hospitals,” Sumbuleta said.
“We thought patients should not be left out of celebrations for Christmas and New Year, hence this donation to the patents and cleaning materials to the facility itself,” Sumbuleta said.
The Head of the public broadcaster said patients may not have relatives to provide them with the much needed items, saying this was why MBC decided to extend its social corporate responsibility obligation to the hospitals.
“That is the more reason why we decided to cheer patients here at Mulanje hospital,” he said, adding that the hospital was an important facility for it caters for patients from surrounding districts as well.
The patients from female and male wards each received 15 tablets of laundry soap, two packets of sugar, cooking oil, salts and biscuits.
Georgina Mwanakhu, senior nursing officer at the hospital, hailed MBC for sparing time to cheer the sick, saying the donation will lessen challenges faced by the patients.
“Patients face numerous challenges and do not have relatives that can always be there to support them,” she said.
Mulanje hospital handles nearly 200,000 patients every month.