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Umuthi Natural herbals fetes Area 18 Clinic patients

Written by  Mphatso Nkuonera
Masnjala and Masingano during the donation time at the hospital - Pic Mphatso Nkuonera Masnjala and Masingano during the donation time at the hospital - Pic Mphatso Nkuonera

Lilongwe, January 3, 2017:  Patients at Area 18 Health Centre in Lilongwe had all reasons to smile after Umuthi Natural Herbal Company showered hampers containing assorted items worth K500, 000 as part of Christmas and New Year celebrations. 

Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on the sidelines of the event, Aron Chipeni 80, of Mkombe Village, Traditional Authority Mwamsambo in Nkhotakota said the donations were a true symbol of God’s love.

“They have done to a lot to us, this is showing us the face of God by embracing his will of human beings living by loving, protecting, blessing the poor and cheering the sick in order to transform lives, because Christmas means love,” said Chipeni.

Speaking on behalf of the female wing that was visibly filled with happiness, Apatsa Kampapalala 27, of Chikuse Village, T.A. Chimutu in Lilongwe, said the gesture was exciting because very few people think of the sick during such happy moments.

About 55 mothers and other patients from different wards received the Christmas hampers containing assorted items.

Commercial Manager for the company, Chiyambi Mazengera, said Umuthi wanted to reach out to the sick as a corporate social responsibility which was the first of its kind in the two years it has been in existence.

Chief Clinical Officer, Kedson Masingano thanked the company for considering the clinic for the donation. He, however, appealed to well-wishers to rescue the clinic with a number of things it was lacking.

“I would appreciate if people would assist this clinic with, Aminophylline, IV injectable, gloves, security lights and Panado which we do not have for a period now. This is compromising efforts to rescue lives here,” Masingano said.

He added that the hospital, which caters for 203, 000 people, is now treating over 400 patients on daily basis because people from other areas also come to the clinic for medical help.

“The clinic has only two holding rooms and yet its catchment area is growing so vastly due to increase in population,” said Masingano.