WVI donates beds to Mungwi Baptist clinic
Mungwi, Oct 22/14, ZANIS——World Vision Bwacha and Twikatane project in Mungwi district in Northern Province has donated 30 adjustable beds to Mungwi Baptist Rural Health Centre as part of the celebrations of this year’s Golden Jubilee independence celebrations.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at Mungwi Baptist Health Centre, World Vision Bwacha and Twikatane team leader, Kingsley Chisanga, said his organisation had decided to celebrate this years’ independence jubilee in style by donating 30 adjustable beds to the health centre to reduce the difficulties patients were facing in accessing quality health care.
Mr Chisanga has pledged World Vision’s continued support in supplementing government’s efforts in education and health sectors in order to uplift living standards of people especially in rural areas.
He said so far his organisation has initiated a number of projects in Mungwi, such as the construction of a staff house at Kaseke clinic and construction of a clinic at Ngulula.
And receiving the donation, Mungwi District Community Medical Officer, James Simpungwe, commended World Vision for the gesture.
Dr Simpungwe urged other well-wishers in the corporate world to take a leaf from World Vision and offer support to various health related programmes in the country.
He said the Ministry of Health was now discouraging a notion that health care delivery was a responsibility of the ministry alone.
Dr Simpungwe said the provision of health care services was a complex undertaking world over and hence depended on a multi-sectoral approach.
He added that equity access to health care services was currently one of the daunting challenges faced in the Ministry of Health and hence required concerted efforts of every stakeholder.
Meanwhile, Mungwi District Commissioner, Joyce Chanda, also paid tribute to World Vision for the donation.
Mrs Chanda urged the beneficiary institution to guard against misuse of the donated beds.
She said the donation was timely because the institution has lacked proper beds for patients for a number of years.