CHARITY Centre for Children and Youth Development, a non-governmental organization, has donated assistive devices to the physiotherapy department of Mwinilunga District Hospital.
The physiotherapy department of Mwinilunga District Hospital has been facing a critical challenge with equipment.
Charity Centre for Children and Youth Development in partnership with Crutches for Africa has donated assorted devices to the institution.
Hospital medical superintendent Dr Itulawami Ishonga who received the donation on behalf of the institution expressed happiness with the gesture and said the donation would help reduce the challenges the institution had been facing.
“As an institution, we are very happy and grateful to the donors of the equipment. When NGOs are coming to work with Government, it’s really good for the country and the local people,’’ Dr Ishonga said.
He said for a long time the physiotherapy section has been operating without enough equipment which resulted in compromising the delivery of services to the people.
‘’The equipment will go a long way in helping our patients accessing the health services,’’ Dr Ishonga said.
Meanwhile, Charity Center for Children and Youth Development executive director Alex Bwaluka said one of the programmes that had been incorporated in the organization was the distribution of assistive devices.
‘’Our sale objective is to assist vulnerable children and orphans, but we have seen that assistive devices like crutches and walkers are some of the things that not only individuals are lacking but also public institutions like hospitals,’’ Mr. Bwaluka said.
He noted that his organization wanted to identify itself as a key partner in supplementing Government’s efforts.
“We want to identify ourselves as key partners and we cannot leave everything to Government,’’ he said.
The organization also made donations to persons with disabilities under the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities.