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Rotary Club of Bwaila equips Kangaroo Ward in Lilongwe
The club’s President, Dr. Richard Dilawo, said they decided to donate the items after hearing about the challenges which were at the Kangaroo Ward.
MALAWI: Members of Rotary Club of Bwaila-Lilongwe on Saturday visited Kangaroo Ward at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe where they donated assorted items such as, oxygen concentrators, plastic baby basins, baby clothes, blankets, and milk all worth over K2 million, as one way of addressing the challenges which the ward faces.
Speaking after the donation ceremony, the club’s President, Dr. Richard Dilawo, said they decided to donate the items after hearing about the challenges which were at the Kangaroo Ward.
“Our friends who are a couple adopted two children at the Kangaroo Ward, and then after adopting the children they explained to us the challenges which were at the ward and as a rotary club we decided to do something about the story that we heard,” said Dilawo.
“Our first step was to raise the funds, therefore in October, we conducted a fundraising golf tournament, and now as we are approaching Christmas we thought it is the right time to visit the kangaroo ward and make a donation of the items that we bought using the money that we raised.”
He added that they will keep on visiting the Kangaroo Ward at Bwaila Hospital when there is something needed at the ward.
Joanna Dilawo said that they will soon provide another batch of needed materials at the Kangaroo Ward.
“We are looking for feeding tubes which we were unable to find, so when we find the feeding tubes and other staff which we have been asked, we will also visit the kangaroo ward and provide the necessary items,” she said.
Bwaila Hospital Senior Nursing Officer, Edith Mahwayo, thanked the Rotary Club of Bwaila for its timely donation.
“We are very thankful for the timely donation, we take care of so many patients in the kangaroo ward about over 60 clients per day and we lack various things to support them, hence the items which have been donated will assist us to easily take care of our mothers and the babies,” Mahwayo said.