The Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) on Tuesday, this week donated medical items to St Joseph-Nguludi Mission Hospital in Chiradzulu district as one way of ensuring quality health care in the country.
Speaking during the donation ceremony, CUNIMA Registrar Francis Vincent Nkhoma said the donation will help the hospital in serving people from the communities around, students and staff members from the University with quality health care.
“As Catholic University of Malawi, we have been in good partnership with St Joseph-Nguludi Mission Hospital, since the inception of the Catholic University of Malawi in 2006, this is a health facility where our students and staff members are referred to when they have major illnesses at the clinic” Said Nkhoma.
“As a corporate social responsibility, we felt, and got compelled that we have to assist St Joseph- Nguludi Hospital much as we have assisted others in some district when they were affected with floods” added Nkhoma.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Hospital’s Management and Staff, the Manageress for St Joseph-Nguludi Hospital, Sr. Mercy Kanyumbu applauded the gesture saying the donation has boosted quality health care at the facility.
“This is a timely donation, St Joseph-Nguludi Hospital serves a lot of people and sometimes we lack these items that have been donated today by the Catholic University of Malawi and when I look at the donation, it’s serving both our patient and health care providers which means we are all covered,” said Sr. Kanyumbu.
Sr. Kanyumbu then urged health care providers at the hospital to use the donated items prudently for the common good of many in the district.
The donated items include; Oxygen Medical Cylinders, Surgical Gloves, Latex Examination Gloves, and Overall Gowns worthy K2.5 million.
As one way of giving back to the community, the Catholic University of Malawi has been reaching out to people who are affected by challenges that include natural disasters.
Responding to a Presidential call to assist people affected by floods in the country in 2019, the University donated assorted items to people in Phalombe, Mulanje, and Chikwawa districts.