Blantyre, Toyota Malawi Limited, has donated six suction machines worth about K3.7 million to Beit Cure International Hospital.
Presenting the donation on Friday in Blantyre, General Manager for Toyota Malawi Andrew Katimba said the donation was in line with its corporate social responsibility which focuses on health, environment, road safety and education to effectively contribute in solving different challenges in the sector.
We are confident that this donation will go a long way in assisting the hospital’s theatre staff when operating on many children affected by burn contractures, bone infections and congenital deformities such as club foot and bowed legs among other conditions which come to the hospital for medical attention, Katimba said.
Speaking when she received the donation, Beit Cure Hospital Matron, Maria Mphangera Chisi thanked Toyota Malawi for the donation, saying it had come at an opportune time when the hospital needed the machines most.
Chisi said the equipment would be used in the theatre during surgery to remove blood from the area being operated on to allow surgeons clearly view and work properly on the affected body areas.
Additionally, the machines will be used to control excess secretion from unconscious patients’ mouth and airway when ability to cough is weak or difficult. Again, it will be used for dressing of big and complicated wounds, she added.
Beit Cure International Hospital offers free orthopaedic services to children born with congenital abnormalities such as club foot from the age of zero to 18 years across the country and beyond Malawi.
More than 1000 children are operated every year while more than 15, 000 children have been treated since the inception of the hospital in 2002.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA