By NOEL IYOMBWA
LUSAKA’s Chakunkula Ward Councillor, Smart Mwitwa, has donated beddings worth K10, 000 to Chelstone Zonal Hospital.
Speaking during the donation, Mr Mwitwa said that the beddings, comprising bedsheets and duvets, were provided by Protea Hotels.
He commended Protea Hotels for the gesture and appealed to other corporate entities to emulate the hotel by ploughing back into the communities there were operating in.
Mr. Mwitwa said that he decided to approach Protea Hotel for the beddings after noticing the need for the materials at the zonal hospital.
Meanwhile, Mr Mwitwa also disclosed that his office had circulated a wish list from the hospital to churches in the area so that they could also possibly contribute and help uplift the health facility’s welfare.
He said that arrangements had also been made for stakeholders to visit the zonal hospital at the month-end to make donations and help clean the surroundings.
Chelstone Zonal Hospital Superintendent, Dr Marimba Chiko, welcomed the donation saying the beddings would help make the patients more comfortable.
She commended the civic leader and Protea Hotel for the gesture which she said had come at the right time.