FDH Bank plc has donated an ultrasound scanning machine worth K14 million to Mwanza District Hospital.
Speaking during the handover ceremony on Monday at the hospital, FDH Bank plc managing director Elias Ngalande said they received a request for help from the Ministry of Health in December last year.
“We are a company of Malawians, therefore, the donation is part of our social corporate responsibility because we care a lot about the health of our customers,” he said.
Ngalande also said the Malawi Stock Exchange-listed bank is committed to supporting the country’s health sector.
On his part, the ministry’s chief of health services Dan Namarika thanked FDH Bank for the timely help.
“Mwanza District Hospital was in dire need of the machine as patients were being referred to Neno District Hospital and sometimes Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre to access the machine as it is useful in reproductive health of women and health of unborn children,” he said.
Namarika said the government will ensure that all the country’s hospitals have the machine because birth of children do not occur only at district hospitals.
He cherished the bond that exists between FDH Bank plc and government, saying it is helpful as it initiates improvement in the health sector.