Prison women cheer Chikwawa Hospital children’s ward

Chikwawa: A group of women from Chikwawa Prison on Friday donated assorted items to children’s ward at Chikwawa District Hospital as part of the Independence Day Celebrations.

Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana), Chairlady for the grouping, Ester Kamowa said they thought of cheering up the children as one way of sharing the joy of 54 years of independence.

6th July being Independence Day, we thought it wise not to go anywhere else for casual celebrations but visit the hospital. We have given them soap, body lotion and sugar as you know there are different people here and some can’t afford to buy these items from the shops.

“As mothers, we all know how it feels to be in the hospital with a sick child or relative. Most of us at one point have been in similar situation just like these mothers. That is the reason we are here today to encourage, comfort, give them a little gift we have and most importantly to share the word of God so that they don’t lose faith, said Kamowa.

Kamowa encouraged Malawians, especially women that no matter how little they have, they can make a greater impact in others lives by sharing, said Kamowa.

A representative of the In-Charge for the Pediatric Ward, Mulinji Beledi said they welcomed the donation from the women and that they were looking forward to more help from different groups, individuals and even NGOs to provide for needs that patients at the facility lack.

“We appreciate what the women from prison have done. This is a welcome idea as you know patients lack a lot of basic needs. The coming in of these women with the gifts has helped cover a certain gap,” said Beledi.

He, however, took the opportunity to advise people in the district to ensure that they sleep under treated mosquito nets owing to the increased cases of Malaria the health facility has registered in the recent days besides pneumonia.

Prevention is better than cure, he reminded the district residents.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA