Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango at the weekend donated 50 mattresses and K2 million to Rumphi District Hospital.
The money is meant for construction of a perimeter fence to reduce theft of medical supplies at the facility. The construction project started last year.
The minister said the donation followed a meeting he held with hospital management a few weeks ago where it was discovered that the facility lacks some essentials.
Last year, Mhango and former Attorney General Charles Mhango also donated a cold room.
He said: “Sometimes when you go to a hospital, your recovery is influenced by the facilities you find.
“We want our hospitals to be clean and safe. We also believe that with the fence, theft will be reduced.”
Mhango asked hospital staff to look after the mattresses and use the money for the intended purpose.
On his part, Rumphi District Hospital spokesperson Bwanalori Mwamlima thanked Mhango for the donation.
Group village head Chikalamba Gondwe urged the hospital staff to take care of the items.