On July 19th, an incident unfolded at one of the facilities, where the work of our team proved to be nothing short of lifesaving given the prevailing circumstances.
Our team achieved another significant milestone by successfully installing solar-powered inverters in the maternity, postnatal care (PNC), and pediatric wards of Ntcheu district hospital. These inverters, originally from Kandeu Health Centre, had been expertly repaired by our contractor. This project became a necessity after the old inverters at the district hospital ceased to function a few months ago. Ntcheu had no ESCOM power for 8 hours on this day, and no back up power for the hospital due to fuel scarcity. Upon fixing these inverters, our team was able to restore power and run heaters for premature babies and oxygen machines for kids whose lives were hanging by a thread.
Witnessing the transformative effect of our efforts was an incredibly fulfilling experience. The hospital leadership was genuinely appreciative of our contribution, recognising the tremendous difference it made to the patients and their families. The hope of mothers, newborns, and children was restored, and the medical personnel could carry out their noble work of saving lives.