Old Mutual Donates K5 million Cholera Supplies to Malamulo Adventist, Chiringa Hospitals
Old Mutual Foundation has called upon hospitals under the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) to be prudent with the medical supplies donated by the corporate world towards the cholera fight.
The foundation's chairperson for Blantyre, Tawonga Manda said this on Friday in Thyolo when the organisation donated assorted medical supplies to Malamulo adventist hospital and Chiringa health centre of Phalombe worth K5 million.
Manda says now that many health facilities in the country are struggling with kits and supplies in the wake of cholera epidemic, CHAM hospitals should use appropriately the donated medical items to assist the patients.
The medical supplies included chlorine, ORS, lactate solution, IV cannula, gumboots and groves.
Chiringa health centre in-Charge, Sister Rose Mazimbo and Malamulo adventist hospital clinical superintendent, Robert Mletseni, have described the donation as a huge relief which will sustain the cholera treatment in their facilities.
Mletseni said the supplies will help cholera patients most of whom cannot afford to pay for the treatment.
"The coming in of this donation, to be honest with you God has answered us. You know this is a paying hospital, the government does a bit, but even the patients cannot manage," he said.
Malamulo adventist hospital has recorded only one death of the 78 cholera cases registered from 29 December last year according to Mletseni.
Old Mutual has so far used K21 million for cholera response across Malawi.