Government sends 7 doctors abroad for cancer training

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The Malawi government through the ministry of health has sent seven doctors overseas to be trained on how to treat cancer patients in the country.

Confirming the development, minister of health Peter Kumpalume told Malawi24 on Wednesday that government has thought of training the doctors to increase the number of doctors who can professionally help in treating cancer in the country.

He said it is worrisome to learn that the whole country has only two trained doctors who are capable of treating the deadly disease.

Peter Kumpalume

Kumpalume: Confirmed the development.

The seven are expected be done with their training soon after the completion of construction works on the proposed cancer centre.

“We have thought of boosting the number of doctors so that at least cancer patients must be treated efficiently. Currently we have only two, which is not that good considering the number of patients suffering from the disease,” he said.

Commenting on the progress of government’s plans to construct a cancer centre in the country, Kumpalume said they are done with the identification of the contractor and now they are waiting for approval from the donors who will contribute funds for the construction.

He said: “The cancer centre will help government to save about MK1 billion it spends for sending patients abroad for treatment every year. Records show that money amounting to MK10 million has to be spent every year to send one patient, so the centre will help a lot.”

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  1. Aaa, Tingothokoza nanga akansiilatu tikanapanga bwa? Koma tikuziwa pa madotolowo 7, mupotoyose kuzagwira ntchito mumodzi osachitaso bwino, pakati awili, kumwela 4, koma awiri ochita bwino koposa azagwilira chaku thyolo.

  2. izi zitha kukhala zothandiza kwambiri ku dziko la malawi osati kumangoti eee amayi ayi kandege pamene anthu akumwalira mzipatala inu mukukangana ndizotsala komaso zoti zidabedwa keep it up please

  3. Great job by government. But when they return they run to work in private clinics 70%of their time to add money .they just go to register present and leave just receiving government salary yaulele.kuchipatala ma dr a specialised amachita kusowa osapeka chosecho tawaphuzitsa kuti athandize anthu osauka mboma.amapezeka ndi ma volunteer otiso sometimes they just want to try their new tecs and meds on us. Anzathu kwina DR ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ON DUTY EVEN AT NIGHT.OSA KUNO CLINICAL OFFICER NDE WA NIGHT .DOKOTALA MASANA KOMANSO ACHITE KUNYENGELELA AS AMATI NDI MA BWANA

  4. A NYASA REPUBLIC MUMAZIKAIKIRA BWANJI. KUMPOTO TITUMIZA MMODZI BAASI, AKUKWANANI AMENEYO-MULIPO OCHEPA INU MUMAUMIRA KUBELEKANA ‘MUBELEKANE NGAT MCHENGA WA PA GOMBE LA NYANJA YA NYASA.’

    • Which part of my speech is showing incompetence? You are so stupid. You are the one who is supposing to go back to school because you are failing to thank gvt.You have shown your wildly behaviour. Shit!! Do you know me?Idiot

    • Gama kusayamikakutu it’s lineage/inheritance from his parents. Zoti azilongwache ndi amache atha kukwapulidwa ndi breast/cervical cancer sakudziwa n’kudziwa komwe.

  5. That’s sounds great & helpfull movement! but the problem is those pipos once they graduated & called DR they start to think that they are above every one else in that Country. The moment U call them the Dr they think of going out of Country ( abroad forgetting of whom they pull them up from underground level)

    • True and they run to work in private clinics 70%of their time to add money .they just go to register present and leave just receiving government salary yaulele.kuchipatala ma dr a specialised amachita kusowa osapeka chosecho tawaphuzitsa kuti athandize anthu osauka mboma.amapezeka ndi ma volunteer otiso sometimes they just want to try their new tecs and meds on us.