Malawi’s integrated mobile network and ICT services provider TNM Plc, through its mobile money business, Mpamba has handed over an emergency room and medical equipment worth K38 million to Nsanje District Hospital.
TNM Mpamba Trustee, Professor Ken Maleta, said the donation is a contribution to the struggling health sector in Malawi, noting the challenges faced at Nsanje District Hospital. “Being 181 kilometers from the closest referral hospital, the hospital has deteriorated facilities that require replacement and upgrading. This situation does not bode well for the hospital which caters for many low-income people, hence this intervention from Mpamba,” added Maleta.
District Medical Officer for Nsanje District Hospital Dr. Aphonsina Ndembera said the facility will enable the hospital to treat accident casualties in a conducive environment. “Nsanje hospital is facing a lot of challenges; our operating theater needs to be renovated and equipped with essential equipment. On top of that, the hospital does not have a fully-fledged mortuary,” added Ndembera
Receiving the donation, Senior Chief Malemia of Nsanje commended Mpamba saying that the hospital receives patients on a daily basis, therefore the donation was much needed at the hospital. .