Nsanje North legislator Enock Chizuzu (Malawi Congress Party) has donated an ambulance worth K12.5 million to Trinity Hospital in the district.
In an interview, the law maker said he donated the ambulance to ease mobility challenges for referrals.
“One of my priorities is to ensure people access health services without challenges,” he said.
On her part, Senior Chief Mlolo commended Chizuzu for the gesture.
“It is difficult for people to reach Nsanje District Hospital or Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital using their own means,” she said.
A community member Doreen Kanyemba from Nalisoni Village in Senior Chief Mlolo asked officials to use the ambulance for its intended purpose.
Nsanje district director of health and social services Gilbert Chapweteka said the ambulance will ease the burden on the one at Masenjere Health Centre.
He said: “The ambulance served all facilities in the East Bank [of Shire River], namely Masenjere, Sankhulani and Trinity.
“Sometimes we face challenges when the ambulance breaks down. We ask other well-wishers for more support.”
Trinity Hospital is a Catholic Church facility that serves people from Nsanje North, part of Chikwawa, Thyolo and part of Mozambique in Murumbara Province.