Doctors working for Chatinkha Maternal Care Support (CHAMACA) at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) have organized a fund-raising golf tournament aimed at buying medical equipment’s for the ward.
The tournament is scheduled to take place this Saturday at Blantyre Sports Club, with K60 million being the target.
Dr. Victoria Nnesa, a specialist in Obstetric Gynecology, says they decided to come up with the event after noticing some of the challenges being faced by women when coming to the hospital for medical help.
“Over the course of years working for Chatinkha, we have noted that women face number of different challenges when they come to this hospital. We have three theatres, with one being fully equipped but the other two have no medical equipment and it’s always very difficult for us to supplement government’ effort in providing care to pregnant women, babies and mothers who have just delivered so this fund-raising will help us to buy medical equipment’s for the theatres,” she said.
According to the organizers, the equipment currently being used at the hospital is old fashioned hence urging the corporate world and individuals to come out in large numbers and support the event.
Every penny that will be realized on that day will go towards the purchase of Anaesthetic Machine, Specialized Monitor Beds and renovating the Recovery room.
The said equipment’s will cost us K59 million in total. CHAMACA was founded in March, 1996 to supplement government’ efforts in supplying care to mothers in Malawi