Paramount Holdings Limited – leading construction company, medical equipment supplier agro-producers and farm inputs suppliers of farm inputs in Malawi – has expressed commitment to complementing government efforts in improving service delivery in the health sector in Malawi.
The company made the commitment on March 10, 2023, when it donated assorted medical equipment and cash to Area 25 Health Centre in Lilongwe.
The donation, which was valued at K3 million, was in response to the call by President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera to the corporate world to help in the renovation of the clinic, which was vandalized by the angry Mgona residents early this year.
The facility, which was vandalized by residents from Mgona (Area 28) over a disagreement with health workers early this year, serves Areas 28, 25, 26 and Chatata, among others.
In his remarks, Paramount Holdings Limited Operations Director, Nixon Nkhata, described Area 25 Health Centre as a strategic health facility, which not only serves their employees, but also some of the managers at the company.
“After the vandalism, the State President visited this facility and he wanted it to be renovated, so there have been assessments to determine the extent of the damage but also how we can collectively bring it to its full functionality. It was difficult for our partners to do it on their own so we came in because we also manufacture and supply some medical items,” said Nkhata.
Director of Health and Social Services for Lilongwe District Health Office, Wilson Chingani, commended the company for what he described as ‘timely donation towards the full recovery of the health centre’.