MedHealth, one of the country’s medical insurance companies, has donated three multi-parameter patient monitoring machines to Mzuzu Central Hospital to enhance the facility’s service delivery.
Speaking during the handover on Tuesday, MedHealth chief executive officer Bright Kamanga said the company has spent about K9 million on the three machines which help health workers to monitor their patients.
He said they have extended their services to the Northern Region to help people access health care services easily.
Said Kamanga: “We want to appreciate the environment we are coming to settle in; hence, the donation.
“Medical scheme exists to help people and not to make money because people on their own cannot access the services.”
MedHealth board chairperson Dr Neil Nyirongo said the launch of Medhealth Mzuzu Agency was a milestone in the delivery of health services in the Northern Region.
On his part, Mzuzu Central Hospital administrator Timothy Soko hailed the relationship between medical insurance companies and the facility.
He said: “For hospitals to work efficiently, they need equipment.
“So, the monitors will help to monitor the services we render to our patients.”
Last year, the World Health Orgnisations (WHO) criticised low income countries including Malawi, for not prioritising spending on the health centre.
In a report titled Public Spending on Health: A Closer Look at Global Trends released in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO put Malawi and its neighbours in the red zone on public spending on health.