CHAINAMA Hills Hospital acting senior medical superintendent Dr Francisca Bwalya has called on stakeholders to help resolve some challenges which the facility is facing.

Speaking when she received a donation of two boreholes and other cleaning items from IK Charitable Trust, Tuesday, Dr Bwalya said good mental health needed to be preserved.

“You are all aware that good mental health is an integral component of an individual’s wellbeing and it allows the person to realize his or her best ability and improve their productivity and ensure that they become a productive member of society. We need to emphasise the important role which this facility plays in this community and it is for this reason that we really need to ensure that we really take care of this facility. Further, we as an institution, we are very pleased by the IK Charitable Trust’s gesture towards our Institution and you have been consistent in providing those. These boreholes will go a long way in ensuring that provision of safe water and consistent supply of water in order to improve our hygiene,” Dr Bwalya said.

And IK Charitable Trust representative Haroon Ghumra said the organisation would always work with the Ministry of Health in ensuring that some of the problems were taken care of.

“Chainama is a growing area and there are a number of patients and the facility has increased hence the need to provide and look into the other critical areas of support so we heard that Chainama Hospital has been experiencing many challenges with regards to water. There has been erratic supply of water and a situation like this is definitely not conducive to a medical facility so we hope that with what we have donated today, some of these water blues will come to an end. As an organisation, we have decided to donate two water boreholes. One is hand pump and the other one is electrically powered with a stand and overhead tank. I am not in a position to give the figure of the whole items donated but as you can see, we are donating other items such as face masks, cleaning detergents, medical soap and knapsack sprayers,” said Ghumra.