Zomba, 03 September, 2020 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The COVID-19 Isolation Centre at the Pirimiti Hospital of Malawi’s Zomba Diocese of Diocese has been inaugurated after renovations realized through a partnership with Save the Children, the UK-based independent organization for children.
Alongside other unnamed partners, Save the Children facilitated the refurbishment of the Isolation Centre, the drilling of a borehole and the erection of a water tank at the Diocesan Health facility to a tune of 30 million Malawi kwacha (US$40,000.00), the leadership of the Diocese disclosed in a report published Thursday, September 3.
“Initially, the hospital did not have any place where it could put COVID-19 patients, but the refurbishment of this Isolation Centre has bailed us out. This Centre will help COVID-19 patients receive proper care and support in times of need,” Bishop George Desmond Tambala of Zomba Diocese has been quoted as saying Thursday, September 3 during the official inauguration of the Health Centre.
Bishop Tambala added, “After the pandemic, the hospital will still be using the Centre because we need more space to accommodate patients with different diseases.”
He expressed his appreciation to the management of Save the Children Malawi for the partnership in the project saying, “We thank Save the Children and all other Partners who have contributed towards the refurbishment of the Centre.”