Malawi hospitals in crisis

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As Malawi continues to sail through troubled waters, something which President Peter Mutharika has admitted lately, the health sector remains on the hardest hit ones.

Reports reaching this publication indicate that Rumphi district hospital is in total shambles due to shortage of a variety of basic necessities at the facility.

Among the most notable problems said to be currently rocking the facility is food shortage.

The food situation is so serious such that most of the patients are being advised to find their own ways of accessing something to eat.

Separate information shows that the hospital is also running without adequate supply of drugs and other important equipment required in testing diseases such that the hospital is referring small cases to Mzuzu Central Hospital

Rumphi Hospital

Rumphi Hospital: In crisis as well.

Though there was no immediate comment from the district health officer for the district, medical personnel at the facility confirmed the development to this paper.

“The most noteworthy problem is that of food. I can confirm to you that we have this problem here such that it’s dragging some operations. Another problem is shortage of some drugs, this is making us refer even small problems to Mzuzu central hospital,” said the medic who opted for anonymity.

This is happening barely some weeks after the Rumphi Civil Society Network petitioned the Peter Mutharika led government to address challenges affecting the health sector in the district.

The network among other things urged government to make sure hospitals receive adequate funding for their operations.

However, according to representatives of the network, government is yet to respond to their petition.

Other hospitals that have also been dancing to the same tune include Chiradzulu,Chikwawa and Mangochi.

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