Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has donated an assortment of medical supplies worth over K35,000 to Kanyama General Hospital.
Speaking during the handover of the medical supplies, Kanyama Member of Parliament, Honourable Mr. Monty Chinkuli who graced the occasion said he was delighted to get help from the private sector especially now when the hospital was in need ofvarious medical supplies.
“As a new dawn government, we are serious about investing in the health sector and even though others may think it’s a cost, for us it’s an investment into people’s lives because once you are unwell, there is not much you can do to help the economy grow, and this is the reason why we cannot hide our excitement when we hear private institutions like Airtel have come to bring us good tidings, “ Hon. Chinkuli said.
Adding: “Together we can do many things to benefit the communities we live in. As Government we can try to cater for everyone but there will always be some gaps, and that is why we relish the idea of partnerships because we know there is strength in numbers like we are witnessing today with the donation that has come at the right time. We are extremely grateful and look forward to working with you again in other areas.”
And Airtel’s Human Resource Director, Ms Bwembya Barbara Chikonde said Airtel had for a long time been actively involved in bettering the communities in which it operates through different Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives which in the past have included health initiatives as well as youth empowerment.
“We realize that our title as Zambia’s leading mobile service provider gives us a bigger responsibility to impact more lives and help communities with their various challenges. And today we are here at Kanyama General Hospital to lend a helping hand to benefit the whole community as we bring you various medical supplies worth over K35, 000 which we hope will help you to help the community that you so diligently serve. The assortment of supplies includes, paracetamols, syringes, fluid giving sets, methylated spirit, and other things,” Ms Chikonde said.
And Kanyama General Hospital, Medical Superintendent, Doctor Wilson Mbewe said while there were many challenges in running the hospital, his team had resolved to make the most of whatever resources they have in order to save people’s lives.
“We always want to serve our people better so when we were told that you were coming through, we were very excited at the prospect of receiving whatever you had in store for us. There is indeed a lot we can do when we partner with other entities and today we are happy to see Airtel amidst us. We are grateful,” Doctor Mbewe said.
Source: Airtel Zambia