PSA Supports Balaka District Hospital Guardian Shelter
The Patients Support Association (PSA) has moved in to bail out a guardian shelter at Balaka district hospital which has had no toilet and bathrooms.
Executive director for the group, Christopher Banda, told Zodiak that the project has costed them 1.5 million kwacha.
Banda said the Association was concerned with the environment and calls by the facility authorities appeal to well-wishers to help out.
"As a grouping, we felt we can come in to raise funds by contributing from our pockets including our diaspora volunteer friends who have been instrumental in making sure this was possible," said Banda.
He says the group intends to do more by constructing bathrooms and providing other basic necessities at the facility.
In his words, the facility's administrator Mc Arthur Mataka said the hospital is a place of healing as such the provision of such assistance will help in containing the spread of diseases.
Mataka has since appealed to other well-wishers to join hands to do more.
PSA is crop of youth volunteer professionals in various industries including, medicine, education, entrepreneurship and agriculture.
The grouping was established to help in minimizing basic need challenges encountered in hospitals across Malawi among them water and sanitation, nutrition and hygiene as well as empowering various farming initiatives in communities.