Stakeholders challenged to address issues communities face

Stakeholders have been urged to take a leading role in addressing physical challenges that people in different communities face.

President for Mzuzu Viphya Lions Club, Roman Mkandawire made the remarks when the club conducted an eye screening exercise at Enukweni in Mzimba District.

“It is high time for well-wishers and stakeholders to join hands in dealing with people who have different physical challenges for the betterment of the country,” said Mkandawire.

He added that so far 220 people have been given necessary medical and visual support in different communities.

Eye screening exercise in progress at Enukweni

Expressing his concern, Optometrist for Mzuzu Central Hospital, Godfrey Gulumba said myths and beliefs are still a cause for worry when it comes to dealing with health problems in rural areas.

“The issue of witchcraft has manipulated the mentality of many, they believe that they have been bewitched by others whenever they fall ill, and this has caused a delay in getting medical help, eventually they come to the hospital when the problem has reached an advanced stage,” Gulumba said.

The exercise was done under the theme: “Love Your Eye.”

Source: MBC

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