In a move that aims at supporting people with health problems who cannot walk themselves as well as people with different physical and other disabilities during their medication at Mawenzi regional referral hospital, the Moshi-based non-governmental organization (NGO) called KENCE Foundation has donated a special Wheelchair to the hospital for such purposes.
Speaking during the handover of the walking assistance gears at Mawenzi regional referral hospital, the Director General (DG) for KENCE Foundation, Kenneth Fulgence Lwejuna his organization has donated Wheelchair to be used by Medical attendants at the hospital after he learnt that there is acute shortage of such walking assistive devices.
"As you witness today, KENCE Foundation has donated a special Wheelchair to be used by Medical Attendants at Mawenzi regional referral hospital for sustainable delivery of health services," he explained.
The walking assistive device was handed over at the hospital premises to the representative of the Kilimanjaro Regional Medical Officer (RMO), Dr. Erick Atugonza on behalf of the government.
The KENCE Foundation boss further added that, his organization through the Health Support program has also embarked on creating awareness on different health matters to youth, women and girls particularly on Sanitary matters as well as how to take precautions on the spreading of COVID-19 pandemic.
"Due to constraints of key components of the health system like human resources, supplies of medicines and health products, not all primary health services are of sufficient quality," Lwejuna further explained adding that,
"Health sector challenges posed by current financing levels and modalities require change to the way financial access to health care is organized, greater efforts on resource mobilization, transparency and social accountability, as well as more determined measures to strengthen the health system as a whole."
He further explained that his organization will continue providing assistive devices to some hospitals as well as to the needy people in the community.
For his part, the Dr. Erick Atugonza who represented the Kilimanjaro Regional Medical Officer (RMO) in the event recommended the role played by the KENCE Foundation to Mawenzi regional hospital, explaining that, their donation comes at a right time as there are acute shortage of such walking assistive devices in various hospitals in the region.
"The donation of this walking assistive device comes at a right time as there are acute shortage of such devices in various hospitals in our region, so my appeal to the other organizations and other well-wishers to imitate from KENCE Foundation by supporting the government efforts in improving health services to the country," he explained.
Meanwhile, Lions Club International District 411C through the Lions Clubs of Moshi-Kibo and Kilimanjaro has donated hand Sanitizers and hand washing soaps to be used in various hospitals in Kilimanjaro region as a part of precautions on the spreading of COVID-19 pandemic. The items were handed over to the representative of the Kilimanjaro Regional Medical Officer (RMO), Dr. Erick Atugonza on behalf of the government at Mawenzi regional referral hospital.