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Dzalasapo Social Club cheers patients

Written by  Watson Maingo

Salima, January 3, 2017: As part of the activities to celebrate the New Year, members of Dzalasapo Social Club in Salima on Monday donated assorted food items worth K300, 000 to patients at Salima District Hospital’s male ward.

Chairperson of the club, Mike Kasowanjete, said the group decided to make the donation in a show of love and harmony for those in pain.

“We know that as we celebrate the New Year, many others are suffering in hospitals and they are hopeless, so the best way to celebrate is to be with them and give them hope, they need to feel loved,” said Kasowanjete.

He said the club targeted the male ward because most of the times well-wishers sideline the ward as they look at men as not vulnerable.

“We targeted the male ward because men are usually considered as not vulnerable, therefore people do not give them support even when they are in a condition requiring support, I believe that our support is timely and going to make an impact,” he said.

Kasowanjete explained that the club is geared to contribute to various social responsibilities that will significantly contribute to change in the society.

Receiving the gift on behalf of Salima District Health Office, vice chairperson of the Health Committee Councilor Janet Chipeni said that the donation was well timed, as at times the hospital is not able to provide all necessities to patients.

“We are thankful of this initiative and we believe that is going to make an impact as these patients have some needs which the hospital may not be able to provide.

One of the patients, Polota Francisco said he was happy to receive the food stuff on the new year as it gave hope that they patients are not forgotten.

“This is a real sign of love and harmony, I thank all who thought about us and came up with this package,” said Francisco

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