….wants hospital to start farming
Mwenezi East Member of Parliament, Joosbi Omar on July 3 donated an assortment of items to Neshuro District Hospital to help the medical facility improve its capacity to deliver services.
The donation, which included 100 pairs of bed sheets, 10 side cupboards and a hospital divider, came a few months after Omar repaired the hospital’s ambulance.
Omar spent thousands of dollars to repair the ambulance which he then handed it back to the hospital on June 11.
Speaking at the handover of the latest donation at Neshuro growth point, Omar said the conditions at medical facilities in the district were deplorable.
“This is our only hospital in the district so we must do all that we can to support it. Patients are suffering there and even the nurses are suffering so all of us must make a contribution. I am pleased that I managed to bring an ambulance back on the road and work to repair the other ones continues,” said Omar.
He said he was looking for ways to improve diet at the hospital, saying patients were being fed non-nutritious meals.
“Neshuro Hospital has access to good agricultural land that can be used to grow crops and improve the meals that patients get. This will also save us some money. The hospital must self-sustain and desist from over-reliance on donors. We need to mobilise the community and work together to construct a wall at the back of the hospital so that the institution can engage in agriculture,” said Omar.