Prince Mshiyeni hospital receives a boost with Czech electric beds
12 December 2011; the Acting Head of the Department of Health Mr Nkatleko Sithole received
a donation of 25 beds from the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to South Africa
Her Excellency Ms. Blanka Fajkusová at an occasion held at Prince Mshiyeni
Memorial Hospital in Umlazi. Mr Sithole was standing in for the MEC for Health
Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo who could not be present.
Handing over the donation Ambassador Fajkusová said; “Your presence here at this ceremony indicates that you attach importance to more or less modest contribution of my country to the development of South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal province in particular, to enhancing the quality of life of its people and to reaching millennium development goals.”
The staff at the hospital ululated and sang in celebration when the beds were unveiled. The donation is a joint project, financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic with 400.000 CZK, about 174.000 ZAR and by the Czech company LINET with 240.000 CZK, about 104.350 ZAR.
Mr. Sithole read the acceptance speech from the MEC and said; “We have come
together today to foster our country’s solidarity for health. No national asset
has greater value than a healthy, educated population. Few other investments
yield higher rates of return than investment in health and education for all.
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