Over 2,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in crisis

Mother of Mercy Hospice in Chilanga district is desperately scouting for money to resume operations and serve lives of over 2,000 people living with HIV/AIDS.

The hospice is looking for money to pay its health workers in order for the institution to resume operations after closing late last year.

Hospice Manager Jeremia Mrowiec has since appealed to government, the corporate world and other well-wishers to come on board and help the institution raise funds for hospice staff salaries.

ZANIS reports that Sr. Mrowiec said it was important that the hospice continues to provide health services to people in the district and other surrounding areas.

She said the closure of the hospice late last year has had a serious impact on the health of thousands of people in the area who depend on the hospice for the provision of health care delivery.

She further said the hospice provides medical care to thousands of people suffering from a wide a range of diseases mostly HIV/AIDS related illnesses.

Sr. Mrowiec added that the closure of the hospice has therefore caused a crisis in Chilanga district and some parts of Kafue and Lusaka districts.

She was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today during a fundraising match to raise money for the hospice.

And Mother of Mercy Hospice member Veronica Mwaba said the closure of the hospice has affected over 2, 000 people living with HIV/AIDS who receive medical attention from the institution.

Ms. Mwaba said hospices were doing a commendable job in saving the lives of many people in Zambia hence the need to reopen the one in Chilanga.

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