In a bid to improve health service delivery in Salima, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (Adra), through Tsogolo Labwino Project, on Monday donated assorted medical supplies worth millions of kwacha to Salima District Hospital.
The consignment, which follows a save our souls (SOS) call from the district heath officer, is expected to serve over 100 000 people in the next three months.
Speaking after making the donation, Adra district project officer Francis Zande said his organisation wishes to have productive citizens who access necessary medication in time.
“When we heard about the need, we immediately contacted our head office who sent a consignment of assorted drugs. More will follow soon, according to the hospital’s needs,’’ he said.
In his remarks, Kalonga Ward Area Development Committee (ADC) chairperson James Kango called for transparency and accountability in the way the drugs are administered.
On his part, Salima district health officer Dr Bongani Chikwapulo, who received the drugs, thanked Adra for the consignment which he said came at a time when the facility was in dire need.
Adra is a humanitarian and development agency under Seventh-Day Adventist Church to provide individual and community development and disaster relief. n