Muslim Youth United (MYU) has donated wheel chairs, walkers and walking sticks to some hospitals in the Southern Region.
Speaking to Radio Islam during the official presentation ceremony at Mpingwe Sports Club, MY executive member Maulana Riaz Bhana said MYU secured 120 wheelchairs, 100 walkers, 20 walking sticks and 1 bale of blankets which will be distributed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Chiradzulu, Mulanje and Thyolo district Hospitals.
Bhana was however quick to say that “though the number of items surpassed their expectations, they are on high demand in hospitals hence the need for organizations to help.”
MYU has also formally adopted two wards in its feeding and nutritional Program at Queen Elizabeth hospital.
In his remarks, Deputy Hospital Director for Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Dr. Kelvin Mponda, commended MYU for the donation and feeding program adding “it is assisting patients who are in need of nutritious foods for their quick recovery.”
Dr. Mponda assured the Public that the wheel chairs will be given to those who deserve them.
Guest of honor at the function, Kassam Okhai, has advised Islamic organizations in the country to reach out to the needy with donations that will make them self-reliant.
While commending MYU for the kind gesture, Okhai also encouraged the organization to introduce initiatives that will help members to network and be empowered among themselves for motivation purposes.
He said there are more individuals and organizations ready to fund Islamic organizations hence the need for honesty, integrity and reliable.