Symphony Health donates to Marina TB lab

SHARE   |   Monday, 25 January 2016   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Symphony Health donates to Marina TB lab

Symphony Health in partnership with Med Rescue, Medswana and Incepta Communications donated entertainment appliances to the isolated lab for TB patients. This is a place where TB patients who are diagnosed with drug resistance are then housed to help them recover. This then leads to some of them taking about six months in the facility to avoid infecting other people since tuberculosis is an air borne virus. Deputy Matron for Princess Marina, Pelonomi Mazonde, said that they appreciate the support from Symphony Health and other companies because they needed such assistance.

Social Worker at Princess Marina, who has dealt with TB isolation patients before, said most of the patients are faced with challenges because they have to leave their normal day to day activities in order to be quarantined at the facility. She said as social workers they are charged with making sure that these people are inspired and that those who are students can even continue with their education and end up writing examinations at the confined facility. The CEO of Symphony Health, Rose Tatedi, said as a health service provider they are happy that they managed to help because everyone knows the weight that Marina Hospital carries of taking care of Batswana all around the country.

Some of the things that they presented with were storage shelves, games like monopoly and scrabble, television set and a decoder, money boxes, exercise weights, outdoor shade and a lot of books to read. TB Coordinator Cynthia Caiphus expressed her excitement that now the patients will have so many things to do and entertain themselves while there.