Speaking during the handover ceremony, BEAM Trust Regional Coordinator for the North, Caroline Mfune who represented the First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika at the event said Beam Trust cherishes the role health institutions play in ensuring a health nation.
The multi-million Kwacha worth gesture includes wheel barrows, dust bins, rakes, medical supplies, food and laundry essentials for patients in the pediatric and maternity wards.
Mfune said the First Lady planned to donate the items during President Mutharika’s recent visit to the North but failed due to their tight schedule.
“The First Lady had to reschedule the activity since the President was leaving for a Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa - COMESA Heads of States Summit in Zambia; she then delegated us to do the handover,” said Mfune.
Apart from making the donation, the team also visited the pediatric and maternity wards where they also delivered a special message from the First Lady.
“The First Lady says she is very thankful for the job you are doing, as you are aware BEAM Trust is also into cervical cancer awareness, girl education among others; The First Lady also wishes all the patients a quick recovery and she says she loves them very much,” she said.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for Mzuzu City, Leonard Njikho said the gesture is benefiting a number of sectors.
“It is her habit to assist the society, her name is all over in education, health and many other sectors, she pays school fees for needy students, she recently donated to Mzuzu City Council, too many to count, and we are very appreciative,” said Njikho.
Chief Nursing Officer, Mzuzu Central Hospital, Thom Ngwira, who represented the Mzuzu Central Hospital, said the hospital is equally grateful for the donation.
“This is a relief to us as a hospital, it will help restore our lost glory sanitation wise; when we talk of health we cannot run away from sanitation, and for the food items they will help our patients in several aspects,” concluded Ngwira.