Tigo CSR - Leading the way to better health care
The mobile network provider, TIGO Tanzania, has donated five motorbikes to Misungwi District Council in Mwanza Region to facilitate in the discharging of health services.
A statement issued yesterday said Misungwi District Hospital caters for a population of almost 316,690, attending to about 100 patients a day.
The handover ceremony for the donation was held on Monday at the hospital, and the motorbikes were presented on behalf of Tigo by the firm’s territory manager, Lake Region, Joseph Mutalemwa.
|Mwanza Regional Commissioner Ernest Ndikilo tries one of the donated motorbikes at Misungwi District Hospital .|
The motorbikes will be used as a rapid response to a medical emergency, providing speedier healthcare for sick people, for whom transport can mean a difference between life and death.
“Access to health structures is particularly difficult in rural areas where there are long distances to cover and transport facilities are limited,” Mutalemwa said.
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