Nyimba District Hospital, a level one facility, has recently undergone a transformative upgrade with the installation of a Kirloskar Generator, generously supplied by SARO Agro. This essential addition, funded under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), aims to address persistent lighting challenges, especially during the rainy season’s common power outages.
Dr. Martin Mbewe, the Health Director for Nyimba District, expressed his delight upon receiving the power generator, thanking the government for the initiative. The hospital, operational since its inception in 2017, has faced challenges during power outages over the past six years. Dr. Mbewe highlighted that the timing of the power generator acquisition is particularly crucial, given the frequent power disruptions experienced during the rainy season.
“The addition of this power generator is a significant improvement for our hospital, ensuring uninterrupted power supply during critical times,” stated Dr. Mbewe.
Council Chairperson Gadson Tembo emphasized the importance of using the Kirloskar Generator for its intended purpose, urging health staff to ensure quality service provision to patients without any hindrance due to lighting challenges.
“This generator is a valuable asset to our healthcare facility, and we expect health personnel to utilize it efficiently to maintain the quality of service delivery,” declared Mr. Tembo.
Procured at a cost of Five Hundred Forty-Eight Thousand One Hundred Eighty-Three Kwacha through the 2023 Constituency Development Fund, the Kirloskar Generator represents a substantial investment in the hospital’s infrastructure. Mr. Tembo also disclosed that road improvement works around the hospital have commenced to enhance the safety of road users, particularly ambulance services.
While appealing for public patience during these development efforts, Mr. Tembo highlighted the broader positive impact of these initiatives on the district. The Kirloskar Generator, now a critical component of Nyimba District Hospital, contributes significantly to improved healthcare services and enhanced patient care.