Karonga-Songwe border Immigration women cheer patients

Karonga-Songwe border Immigration social welfare group on Monday donated assorted items to patients at Kaporo health center as one way of easing some of challenges they face in the hospitals.

Speaking after presenting the donation, Chairperson for Karonga-Songwe border women social welfare group Chisomo Chisale who is also spouse to the Officer-In-Charge for Songwe border immigration office said the donation is part of their social corporate responsibility the group planned to undertake this year.

“We promote love, unity and peace. And for these to be achieved it needs healthy people, hence the gesture. We could go to the lake but we thought of our fellow women who are in the hospital,” she said

Kaporo Nurse Midwife Technician Winley Sibale thanked Immigration women for the gesture saying it will go a long way in easing some of the challenges patients face when they are admitted at the hospital.

Immigration Women donating assorted items to Kaporo health centre

“We receive different patients and some of them are poor and it is difficult for them to find basic needs, so when people like you come and assist them we really appreciate. Yes, we give them medicine, but medicine on its own cannot work properly without food in their bodies,” she said

Sibale then asked individuals, churches and other well-wishers to emulate the gesture saying government on its own cannot manage to provide everything in government health facilities.

Karonga-Songwe border Immigration women cheer patients

One of the beneficiaries Luciana Mphinga thanked Immigration women social welfare group for the donation saying it will ease some of the challenges she was facing.

“I come very far from here, and I don’t have any relative nearby so when such assistance come they really help us to have hope for the future,” she said

The assorted items donated includes packets of sugar, salt, tablets of soap, juice and packed meal.