2016-07-31 – ‘HELPING HANDS’ INVITES BUSINESS TO AID MONTFORT HOSPITAL
"IN an effort to rehabilitate Montfort Hospital, which is in a bad condition, HELPING HANDS, a voluntary charitable group at Nchalo, was established to assist the hospital."
‘HELPING HANDS’ INVITES BUSINESS TO AID MONTFORT HOSPITAL
IN an effort to rehabilitate Montfort Hospital, which is in a bad condition, HELPING HANDS, a voluntary charitable group at Nchalo, was established to assist the hospital. The business partners of Illovo Sugar Malawi-Nchalo Estate were invited to partner Nchalo Mill with the rehabilitation of the hospital and they heeded the call. The chairman of HELPING HANDS, Keith Naidoo, explained to the group how the rehabilitation would work. Businesses are invited to adopt a ward and renovate it to its former glory.
Nchalo GM Ken Tembo told the gathering that Illovo had been helping Montfort Hospital for a long time and he was optimistic that together with the business partners the hospital would be renovated to its former glory. Donors will be renovating the wards at their cost. The hospital has a catchment area of 120 000 people and it is a referral of 13 clinics with a bed capacity of 120.
Later on, invited people went on a tour of the hospital to appreciate its current condition and then discussed how the rehabilitation works will be done.
ILLOVO’S business partners joined with Nchalo mill personnel on a tour of Montfort Hospital with a view to its rehabilitation.
AS part of its Social Responsibility, Illovo Nchalo has donated various items, some from Project C.U.R.E., worth MK1 261 768.25 to Montfort Hospital in Nchalo which is one of Illovo’s major referral hospitals, to help the people who live in the surrounding communities. The hospital is strategic to the Estate and it is in the interest of the company to ensure it runs smoothly with essential equipment.
Items donated included commodes, disposable speculums, emesis mugs, basins, abdominal packs, surgical caps, shoe covers, gowns surgical and non sterile, ICU bed and mattress, face masks, disposable drapes, urinary catheters, biohazard containers, alcohol swabs, mattresses and a trolley. Efford Levison Banda, the St Montfort administrator, thanked Illovo management for the donation.