QECH, Nankhumwa Relieve a Child with Disabilities in Thyolo 

 Collins on a wheelchair Collins on a wheelchair - pic courtesy of Kalyolyo family
A Kalyolyo family from Katundu village, Senior chief Chimaliro in Thyolo can now breathe a sigh of relief following the provision of a wheelchair to their orphaned grandchild with disabilities.
A five-year-old child, Collins Mwadala  lives with no hope to see again his single mother, Rute Kalyolyo, who died after being swept away by cyclone Freddy in Soche township, Blantyre. 
 
The child survivor has both visual and physical impairments-autism.
 
Speaking to Zodiak Online, his auntie, Trizer Kalyolyo, said Collins needed a wheelchair and other social needs to support his living. 
 
However, according to Kalyolyo, the burden has now been lessened after the child received a special wheelchair, thanks to vice president for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the south, Kondwani Nankhumwa who facilitated the process. 
 
"Let me thank Hon. Nankhumwa and other people who have helped us after we sounded an SOS for our child. Initially, it was a burden because he could not do anything for himself but now we are relieved. We did not expect this," Kalyolyo said. 
 
After visiting the family a week ago, Nankhumwa pledged to engage medical experts to make sure the child survives before liaising with Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital to provide the wheelchair. 
 
Ward councilor for the area, Cresco Likwezembe has hailed Nankhumwa and Queens officials for the help. 
 
"I am so happy for the wheelchairs. Two children have now benefited in this initiative in my area," he said. 
 
This also comes after Zodiak Online brought to light the plight of the child some two weeks ago. 
 
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