Monica Chakwera donates supplies to Kabudula Community Hospital

First Lady of the Republic of Malawi, has urged the healthcare stakeholders to focus on the development of healthcare

Monica Chakwera donates supplies to Kabudula Community Hospital, Image: facebook
Monica Chakwera donates supplies to Kabudula Community Hospital, Image: facebook

Malawi: First Lady of the Republic of Malawi, Monica Chakwera, urged the healthcare stakeholders to focus on the development of healthcare. She made these remarks while donating assorted medical equipment and food supplies to the Kabudula Community Hospital on Thursday

The stakeholders’ focus on the situation will help the administration in providing quality healthcare facilities to people. The First Lady has assured the donation is aimed at addressing the challenges of the hospital.

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The First Lady claimed that the government is committed to providing quality health services to the people.

The First Lady confirmed that the Chakwera-led administration wishes to see people have access to health services within a short distance. At the same time, the officials are also working to ensure that the hospitals are well-equipped.

The Malawian government has been implementing several projects for the benefit of the country’s citizens. These projects include the Climate Smart-Enhanced Public Works programme (CS-PWP).

This public works programme has been funded by the World Bank and provides employment opportunities to the previously unemployed, vulnerable sections of society. The administration is dedicated to raising the standard of living for the people. Accordingly, they have also called on health stakeholders to continue focusing on making healthcare facilities better for Malawians.

“This donation is made as a guarantee of quality health service to citizens of Kabudula like any other catchment area as we strive for the attainment of Malawi Vision 2063’s human capital development enabler through improved good health and well-being in the country,” she said.

Director of Health and Social Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr Wilson Ching’ani was present at the hospital to receive the first lady’s donation. He expressed his gratitude to First Lady Monica Chakwera for her efforts in addressing the hospital’s challenges.

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“This donation is timely, as at Kabudula we serve a large population and there is a lot that we are lacking including human capital, and it is good that as we are expecting additional health workers, there will be equipment used in delivering the services,” he said.

The first Lady was accompanied by Former Vice President of Liberia Dr Jewel Taylor and Deputy Minister of Health Halima Daudi, who commended the first lady for supporting the Ministry of Health and called upon well-wishers to emulate the gesture.

The donated items included; wheelchairs, blood pressure machines, high beds, beddings, buckets, cotton wool, and gauze, among others. This was done in conjunction with Malawi Goodlife; a German organisation.