Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) director Dr. Jonathan Ngoma has appealed for financial and material support for improved service delivery at the referral facility.
Ngoma made the plea over the weekend during the Bwaila Lions Club change-over event that ushered in new leadership for the term of office running from July 1 this year and June 30 next year.
KCH is the main referral hospital for the Central Region, but is faced with underfunding due to ever-growing disease burden.
Ngoma said the hospital is lacking in many areas; hence, appealed for support from well-wishers.
“We appeal to all institutions, companies and people of good will to come and donate to Kamuzu Central Hospital. The demand for our services far outweighs the provision of services that we can do.
“The hospital needs everything starting from drugs, food and beddings for patients and almost everything that people can donate, nothing is little to donate as we stand today,” he said.
Ngoma thanked Lions Club for bringing international doctors to work at KCH, procuring drugs and equipment for cancer patients.
Outgoing club president Alick Mulalo said during the club, during his tenure, initiated programmes that helped keep girls in school by distributing reusable sanitary pads, planting trees in primary schools and feeding patients in children’s cancer ward at KCH.
Incoming Bwaila Lions Club president Innocent Jumbe said he will strive to increase membership for the club.
During the change over function, media personality Rogers Siula was inducted as a member of the Bwaila Lions Club.