ZANZIBAR: THE National Housing Corporation (NHC) has donated medical equipment to the Zanzibar’s Mnazi Mmoja National Referral Hospital to improve efficiency in services delivery.
The medical equipment received by the Hospital’s Director of Planning, Abdalla Khamis Ali includes Oxygen flowmeter, hospital patient monitor stand, patient monitor, pulse oximeter, anaesthetic machine and patients monitor screen.
Hospital equipment for children with breathing difficulties and burned skin were also received.
Speaking after receiving the aid, Mr Ali thanked NHC for a timely support, which complement with the government efforts to improve health services in the Islands including purchasing modern medical equipment and constructing new facilities.
“Having modern medical equipment is another way of comforting patients as they may have less pain and suffering. We thank NHC for the support,” he said.
He promised to use the medical equipment for the intended purpose and asked NHC and other development partners to continue cooperating with the government in finding answers to challenges in the health sector.
NHC Information and Public Relations Manager, Ms Domina Rwemanyila said their goal was to provide support to enable patients to get better health care.
“This support also falls under our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). What we get as profit is given back to the community this way,” she emphasised.
She promised to continue cooperating with the revolutionary government of Zanzibar and its people in different ways including support for health care.
Mnazi Mmoja Hospital built in 1955 has been renovated and developed several times and now it is the Isles referral Hospital pending the planned construction of a new big health facility in Binguni village, Unguja Central District.