Concerned citizens from Chikwawa have donated five oxygen cylinders to Chikwawa District Hospital to support its efforts in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
In an interview, the group’s chairperson Ellos Lodzeni said they are still receiving donations to help the hospital with equipment.
“We will also support other health facilities with equipment,” he said.
On his part, Shire Valley Covid-19 fund coordinator King Norman Rudi said he was pleased that people in Nsanje and Chikwawa districts embraced the concept of helping their hospitals.
Chikwawa District Hospital pharmacy technician Francis Nangantani thanked the group for the gesture.
“We also appeal to other well-wishers to support the hospital with personal protective equipment,” he said.
Nangantani said they had two oxygen cylinders, but now there are seven.
The equipment cost K2.6 million.
The group, which comprises chiefs, people working in different places, businesspeople and other well-wishers from outside the country, was established on January 23 this year following President Lazarus Chakwera’s call for support.