hospital to start farming
East Member of Parliament, Joosbi Omar on July 3 donated an assortment of items
to Neshuro District Hospital to help the medical facility improve its capacity
to deliver services.
donation, which included 100 pairs of bed sheets, 10 side cupboards and a
hospital divider, came a few months after Omar repaired the hospital’s
spent thousands of dollars to repair the ambulance which he then handed it back
to the hospital on June 11.
at the handover of the latest donation at Neshuro growth point, Omar said the
conditions at medical facilities in the district were deplorable.
is our only hospital in the district so we must do all that we can to support
it. Patients are suffering there and even the nurses are suffering so all of us
must make a contribution. I am pleased that I managed to bring an ambulance
back on the road and work to repair the other ones continues,” said Omar.
said he was looking for ways to improve diet at the hospital, saying patients
were being fed non-nutritious meals.
Hospital has access to good agricultural land that can be used to grow crops
and improve the meals that patients get. This will also save us some money. The
hospital must self-sustain and desist from over-reliance on donors. We need to
mobilise the community and work together to construct a wall at the back of the
hospital so that the institution can engage in agriculture,” said Omar.