GWERU – Midlands State University's (MSU) marketing department recently donated an assortment of goods worth over $2 000 to Gweru General Hospital's pediatric and maternity wards.
The donations included groceries, toys, clothes, sheets and other essential materials.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, the department's chairperson Miriam Mugwati said the donation was the first of its kind and they will keep on assisting the hospital whenever they can.
"This donation is targeting nursing mothers and the disabled children who are amongst the vulnerable groups in the society especially in these trying economic conditions," said Mugwati.
The hospital's acting superintendent, Dr Tendai Chandaengerwa said they were humbled by the gesture and appealed to other institutions in the province to emulate what has been done by MSU.
"We feel honoured by what MSU has done for us. As you all know Gweru Hospital is the biggest referral center in the province so our resources are sometimes strained and it affects our work.
"But we are grateful, we welcome and greatly appreciate this helping hand as it will go a long way in improving the living conditions of our patients," said Chandaengerwa.local