LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-In its quest to meet its social corporate responsibility, the country’s leading smartphone network provider Airtel Malawi on Monday donated portable dialysis and emergency defibrillator machines worth MK26 million to Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital Lilongwe.
Ministry of Health and Population Jappie Mhango received the donation.
Mhango lauded mobile service provider for the timely donation saying the hospital has only eight machines which are not adequate.
The minister added that the Malawi’s needs quality health services for better living of people.
“We are calling on health personnel to civic educate people the importance of following health tips considering that some of the non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer can somehow be prevented by avoiding certain foods and also by doing physical exercises,” he explained
Airtel Malawi Company Managing Director Charles Kamoto said referral health facilities including referral Kamuzu Central Hospital which serves the entire Central Region needed the items that it continues to treat a high number of patients.
He added that the company supported the institution using Airtel Money interest Fund from the mobile money business to uplift communities in need under “Touching Lives ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Program.
Kamoto therefore assured the nation that Airtel will explore additional ways to support the education and health sectors in order to alleviate some of the prevalent healthcare and education sector challenges.