Renowned club disc jockey (DJ) Wayne and musician Provoice on Kamuzu Day launched an initiative to support public diabetic clinics with medical supplies.
On the day, the entertainers, joined by songstress Sangie, donated assorted medicines and equipment to the diabetes ward and food items to patients at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe. The donation was worth K240 000.
Speaking after the ceremony, DJ Wayne said they want to sensitise the public to one of the leading silent killer diseases in the world.
He said: “We have committed ourselves to provide needs of diabetic patients from medicines to food.
“We will partner public diabetes clinics to ensure stable availability of treatment. People should be aware of the disease to regularly check their blood sugar levels to avoid it.”
The handy DJ, who is diabetic, added that the initiative also meant to motivate patients that a successful life is possible despite having the non-communicable disease.
In his remarks, Provoice, who lost his father to diabetes in 2008, said they will strive to be a force of good to lives of these patients in the country.
“I hope people will accept the initiative and support us contribute to improved treatment and service standards of patients in public hospitals,” he said.
One of the patients in the diabetes ward at KCH, Frederick Banda, was delighted with the entertainers’ gesture, saying they need such support to manage their conditions well.