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Ndola firm donates wheelchairs
Ndola, May 9, 2013, ZANIS – COPPERBELT Development Foundation Limited (CDFL) has donated 64 wheelchairs worth KR87 000 to clinic in the province.
Presenting the donation yesterday in Ndola to Copperbelt Province Minister Mwenya Musenge CDFL Managing Director Lutombi Kawana said Ndola and Kitwe district will each receive eight wheelchairs and while the rest of the districts in the province will each receive six wheelchairs..
And receiving the donation, Mr. Musenge said health service provision has gone down in most health institutions adding that the wheelchairs will help up lift the standards in the clinics.
He said expectant mothers suffered a lot when taken to clinics as they have to walk to the maternity wards.
The provincial minister said maternity wings should be given priority in all the clinics that will receive the wheelchairs as expectant mothers are not supposed to be walking themselves to the wards.
Mr. Musenge noted that in the past when one went to the clinic the nurse was on hand to receive the patient on a wheelchair unlike what is prevailing at the moment where patients have to find their way to the wards.
And CDFL Managing Director Kawana said his Firm has also donated 20 pairs of safety boots, 20pairs of canvas, 30 meters of chitenge material and 40 t-shirts worth KR10 000 to Ngoni Cultural group of Ndola.
Mr. Kawana said the donation was to help promote culture in the province as culture plays a vital role in the country.