Alliance One hands over health, computer items to Morogoro Hospital
Speaking during the facilities handing over ceremony, Msando thanked the company for accepting the request to cut down the challenges and of shortages of health equipment at the hospital, which caused the region to depend such services from other hospitals including the Muhimbili National Hospital.
“For example, I was told that the hospital had 98 patients whom depended on such services and only 56 were referred to Muhimbili National Hospital and the remaining didn’t access such services, so they had no other option, but using traditional and alternative medicines,” he said,.
He said after being informed by the hospital management on over the shortages, he wrote to Alliance Tobacco to request for the support, which they promptly accepted.
He said on top of the requested health facilities, the company also donated three computers and two printers for use by the police department in Morogoro district.
In other development, Msando urged the hospital management and the Police force to have the better use of the donated items.
On his part, the Alliance One Human Resources Director Blasius Lupenza said the donated facilities to the community was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility policy targeting water, health and education in its areas of operations.
Citing examples he explained that during the Covid 19 pandemic, the company donated various facilities to the government departments to protect them against the pandemic.
He said the company also conducted maintenance of police vehicles including buying new tires and other mechanical works.
On his part advocate John Magoti the company chief spokesperson said the company as a good corporate citizen is implementing its social responsibility support to the sixth phase government led by Samia Suluhu Hassan to ensure that people are cordially accessing better social services.
The Morogoro Regional Medical Officer Dr Daniel Nkungu thanked Alliance One Tobacco for the support, saying the facility would greatly to reduce the dependence of such services to other hospitals.
Dr Nkungu said before receiving such facilities, many patients have had to wait for three days to one week for operation and sometimes they had to borrow facilities from Dodoma Region referral hospital to operate patients.
On his account, the Police Officer the district of Morogoro, SSP Samson Cornel called for bodaboda riders to religiously observe road safety signs and requirements and thereby to reduce unnecessary accidents.
“Kindly observe health and safety rules and while riding that motor vehicle of yours, otherwise your lives are in jeopardy immediately as soon as you jump on it,” he observed.
Alliance One Tobacco Tanzania is one of the leading tobacco merchant and processor in Tanzania.