Standard Bank last week handed over a K3.8 million (about $22 754) Family Health Unit building to Dedza District Hospital as one way of easing congestion at the hospitalâ€™s ante-natal clinic.
Speaking when handing over the unit to Minister of Health Dr Jean Kalilani, the bankâ€™s director of personal and business banking Paul Omara said they wanted to ease the suffering mothers and children go through in the wake of the HIV and Aids.
â€œWe believe that with this newly built unit, the heart-breaking scenarios of seeing mothers, some with babies on their backs, loitering in the scorching heat or rain-soaked, waiting for their turn to be attended to in the overcrowded ante-natal will be a thing of the past,â€ said Omara.
The picture shows Kalilani (C) cutting a tape to mark opening of the clinic as Omara (L) looks on. â€”Frank Jomo, Correspondent