By Type Mbewe
Dorcas Women from Mzuzu Seventh-Day Adventist Church donated assorted items to Mzuzu Central Hospital on Sunday.
The donation which included maize flour, soap, sugar, and other food items, has been donated to the tuberculosis and surgical wards for men, women and children to help reduce some problems that many patients are facing.
Speaking in an interview, Mzuzu SDA Church Women Leader, Jane Jere, said the women decided to go on with the donation out of love to assist some patients who do not have enough resources to support themselves.
“We thought it wise to come here to share what we have with our friends who are sick. We believe as part of the church we have a role to play in the society in caring for the need and sick. This is part of the mission which Jesus left us to do here on earth. Many of the recipients of the donation luck a number of things and we thought it wise to go ahead with our gesture.” Jere said.
One of the beneficiaries from the children ward, Nailesi Zulu, who is a guardian, said the donation will help her to eradicate some of the problems she is facing at the hospital.
“Am so grateful for providing me with necessities. This will help me to properly take care of my children whilst waiting to be discharged. I feel relieved.” Zulu said.
In appreciating the kind gesture of the women, Principle Nursing Officer for Mzuzu Central Hospital Loveness Nyirenda thanked the Mzuzu SDA Church for taking part in helping the sick.
“Nowadays to find someone who can share things with others it’s a special blessing. For this reason on behave of Mzuzu Central Hospital, am so grateful for what these Dorcas Women have done. Many have been helped with the donation.” Nyirenda said.
Mzuzu Central Hospital is one of the hospitals that accommodate more patients in Northern Region. A significant number of these patients come from far areas to access medical help.