Mission hospitals get $60 000 equipment
FOUR mission hospitals in Matabeleland have received medical equipment worth $60 000.
The donation, comprising an assortment of items such as wheelchairs, walkers, bed pans, and crutches among others was made on Friday by Nomads Matabeleland, a society which promotes the game of golf as well as championing charitable causes.
The equipment was donated to four mission health centres namely St Luke’s and Pumula Mission Hospital in Matabeleland North as well as Mtshabezi Mission Hospital and Brunapeg St Anne’s Hospital in Matabeleland South.
In an interview after handing over the equipment to the beneficiaries in Bulawayo, Nomads Matabeleland vice-captain Mr Vusa Mpofu said their donation was based on the needs of people who would have approached them seeking assistance.
St Luke’s Hospital administrator Mrs Geraldine Jongwe thanked the nomads for the gesture.
“The donation we’ve received today is going to help a lot in meeting the needs of the people that we serve as an institution. We’re a rural hospital and we serve a lot of people. The donated equipment will go a long way in augmenting what we have,” she said.
Brunapeg St Anne’s Hospital administrator Mr Learnford Malamba said his institution was faced with challenges associated with HIV/AIDS due to its location near the border.
“We’re optimistic that the equipment we have received today will go a long way in serving patients taking into consideration that the hospital is overwhelmed by HIV/ AIDS patients.
“As we’re located at the border some of our patients are Zimbabweans who would have gone to the neighbouring countries, South Africa and Botswana,” said Mr Malamba.
“Sometimes these people come back home critically ill that they need care through some of the equipment.”— @okazunga.