NEWS | SPORTS
By Lusekero Mhango
As part of giving back to the society through corporate social responsibility, TNM super league players in conjunction with Karonga select players on Monday donated IV fluids to the Karonga District Hospital.
The 250, 500 millimetres bottles of IV fluids have been valued about K395000 and the donation follows a friendly match that was held at the Karonga stadium last week to fundraise for the exercise.
Speaking in a post-event interview, chairperson of the organizing committee, Tapniel Mwakaghe said when people are admitted at the hospital IV fluids are the first aid they receive hence thought it wise to donate the fluids.
“The little we collected from our fundraising match we thought it wise to give back to the community through purchasing and donating the IV fluids to the hospital to assist them to treat patients,” he said.
He added apart from donating the fluids the super league players through the committee plans to play more friendly matches in order to raise funds to enable them carry out more charity works in the district.
According to Jimmy Mzembe, speaking on behalf of his fellow players, the hospital is a place where everyone visits hence the donation.
“Anyone can fall sick at any time including we footballers, therefore it’s vital that during this off season we take advantage of the situation by carrying out a number of charity activities to give back to the fans,” he said.
On her part, a representative of the director of Health services Lindani Chirwa, expressed profound gratitude to the players for coming up with the initiative.
He said the donation of the IV fluids will go a long way in providing quality health service delivery and the welfare of its patients.
“This is so timely! We’re short of words for the kind gesture,” said he.
Among other notable players who took part in the initiative were Nyasa Big Bullets’ Chiukepo Msowoya, Miracle Gabeya, and Silver Strikers’ Hygiene Mwandepeka.