Chikhwawa district hospital in a bad state

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As Malawi’s health sector continues to crumble, reports say that Chikhwawa district hospital is in a bad state as most buildings at the facility are old and tiny hence unable to meet the growing population of the district.

According to a source who asked for anonymity, the mortuary at the hospital is small and was built to keep six bodies but it is now keeping more bodies.

Chikhwawa District Hospital

Chikhwawa District Hospital: In crisis.

Apart from having old buildings, the facility has no potable water and reliable electricity and this is said to be contributing to maternal deaths in the district.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that every health facility must have buildings that are in good state and Chikhwawa district hospital, being below the recommendations, should have been closed.

Ministry of health spokesperson Adrian Chikumbe said the ministry is aware of the problem but it has no plans to rehabilitate the facility as it has no money.

“We are aware that Chikhwawa district hospital has old buildings that need renovation but at the moment government has no money to renovate the facility,” said Chikumbe.

He further said that government know that most hospitals in the country need renovations like Chikhwawa district hospital but since it has no money all it is doing now is to make sure that the hospitals have enough health personnel and equipment.

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  2. I really doubt if 2016 is the year of answers. imagine we are starting the new year with the continued devaluation of kwacha and with the lack of public management of funds we have really gives me a picture that things in this year will be as they were in 2015. it might even get worse.

  3. Pamene APM and his Dpp akugula motor home. .chigalimoto choti azigona ndi kupanga toilet momo pa mtengo wa 150 million. While anthu amene akupereka tax amene adamuvotera akufa kusowa mankhwala..kodi moyo wa iyeyo Peter waposa miyoyo ya Amalawi onse?

    • U want to blame APM for a tiny hospital? Stop joking! The hospital was built with no vision that the population will grow. No previous govt ever thought of expanding it. Not even modern community hospitals or health centres. A motor home is not a luxury as you are made to believe. Its a necessity on every presidential convoy. After all can K65 million ya convoy expand the chipatala?

      • I thought you are wise and intelligent but you just making noise here. do you know much fund is given to government section for a month. if you can state it then you will know how huge this amount is.

  4. Nothıng can happen because you know that ıf you get sıck you wıll book aırlıne and go out the country but us as poor malawıans we just dıeıng ın our bad hospıtals.Our leaders are too much corruptıve they take govnt money as ıf ıt ıs there’s.We also want to dıe ın foreghn country.Come 2019 you wıll beg us to vote for you but now you just throwıng us away as a peace of shıt.

  5. Nothıng can happen because you know that ıf you get sıck you wıll book aırlıne and go out the country but us as poor malawıans we just dıeıng ın our bad hospıtals.Our leaders are too much corruptıve they take govnt money as ıf ıt ıs there’s.We also want to dıe ın foreghn country.Come 2019 you wıll beg us to vote for you but now you just throwıng us away as a peace of shıt.

    • But then how come did the past three leader not rehabilitate de hospital? Peter Mutharika can’t build the nation over night. In fact given the number of yrs for the presidency, he will leave somethings as he found them. U always complain the current leadership simply because u belong to that side. Any sane person wouldn’t blame Peter for that.

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