Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company Limited Thursday handed over health equipment worth K2.2 million to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre.
Kumwenda presenting the donated items to QECH through Dr Kawaliza
The health equipment include two theatre trolleys, an Oxygen Concentrator and a 5000 litre water tank. These were donated to the hospital through The Nation Publications’ Mother’s Day Fun Run initiative.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Limbe Leaf Corporate Affairs Coordinator Irene Kumwenda said Limbe Leaf has been helping the health sector for years as the sector faces a number of challenges due to lack of human capacity, infrastructure, medical equipment and others.
“During the current financial year, we provided BP machines and thermometers and constructed an incinerator at Area 25 Health Centre in Lilongwe and we also constructed a guardian shelter and a kitchen at Wimbe Health centre in Kasungu,” said Kumwenda.
She applauded The Nation Publications Limited (NPL) for the Mothers Fun Run initiative that aims at improving safe motherhood in the country.
“QECH is one of the major referral hospitals in the country and serves a multitude of patients…