———Patients at Chinsali District Community Hospital in the children’s ward have received an assortment of donated food stuffs and other items worthy KR3, 000 from Tanzania Zambia Mafuta (TAZAMA) Women’s Club.
TAZAMA Women’s Club Vice Chairperson Mary Kasanga revealed this to Zambian News and Information Services (ZANIS) in an interview soon after the donations and cleaning of the Children’s’ ward today.
Ms. Kasanga said the decision to donate various goods and cleaning of the ward is aimed at promoting hygiene at the hospital.
She said it is the duty of the community to ensure that sanitation is enhanced in the hospital adding that with funds available, her committee will continue to support the hospital in every way possible.
Items donated include washing soap, soft drinks, and face towels, among others.
Ms. Kasanga urged the care givers by the bed side to keep the ward and toilets clean saying cleanliness is a contributing factor to quick recovery and that it is also next to Godliness.
The Vice Chairperson also thanked the Classified Daily Employees (CDEs) at the hospital for working in collaboration with the team and called on other Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to partner with the club in developing the nation.
And Acting Hospital Administrator Gabriel Njohvu has urged the cooperate world to emulate the gesture made by TAZAMA Women’s Club.
Mr. Njohvu expressed gratitude for the donation and cleaning of the children’s ward saying the gesture will not only benefit the hospital but the people in the community as this directly affects them.
Speaking on behalf of the bed side care givers in the children’s ward, Ely Siame said TAZAMA Women’s Club has set as an example in ensuring that there is sanity in the hospital.
Ms. Siame said the move taken by TAZAMA needs to be supported by the corporate world adding that it’s not easy for local organizations to venture into such activities using their own money.
She said the goods donated will go a long way in helping patients stay in a germ-free ward.