Aim-listed Mkango Resources has donated a new Mindray WATO EX-20 anaesthetic machine to the Mercy James Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.
The new anaesthetic machine will help enable the hospital set up a new operating theatre for emergency operations, specifically for patients who are suspected of having the Covid-19 virus.
“We are delighted to donate this anaesthetic machine to the Mercy James Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital to help fight the growing pandemic of Covid-19 in Malawi. We hope that it will potentially help save many lives in the coming years.
"Mkango is committed to supporting the country in which it operates, as it moves towards the sustainable development of the Songwe Hill rare earths project in Malawi,” says Mkango president Alexander Lemon.
“Surgical emergencies cannot wait. While the hospital is struggling to respond to the new demands of the coronavirus epidemic, the provision of care for patients with acute surgical conditions must go on.
"This new anaesthetic machine will enable us to set up a separate operating theatre for patients who may be Covid-19 infected, thereby, keeping the existing theatres free for the many daily surgical emergencies," says Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital consultant paediatric surgeon and University of Malawi College of Medicine Professor of Surgery Professor Eric Borgstein.