Eastern Produce Malawi (EPM) last week donated oxygen concentrators and pulse oximeter worth K9.5 million to four hospitals in Thyolo and Mulanje districts.
The hospitals include Thyolo, Makwasa, Mulanje and Mulanje Mission.
Speaking during the presentation of the donation, EPM advisor from Warthogs Inc Limited Dumisani Nguluwe said the company is committed to investing and bettering the lives of the communities they operate.
“We have supported each hospital with two oxygen concentrator and pulse oximeter to ease the pressure the hospitals are facing in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
“This will help hospitals to increase the capacity to treat more patients’ particular those struggling with breathing,” he said.
Thyolo District Hospital district medical officer Dr Dennis Solomon said the donation will help to fill the gap in the treatment part of fighting the pandemic.
He said: “The donation will help to expand the treatment unit to a five-bed capacity. As a district, we have handled 317 positive cases with 202 recoveries and lost five lives.”
Makwasa Hospital chief executive officer Austin Dice said the long-time partnership with EPM helps to serve the lives of surrounding communities.
In his remarks, Mulanje Mission Hospital medical director Arie Glas said the donation will help to assist very sick Covid-19 patients who will be in need of oxygen support.