Nkhatabay Hospital ventures into maize farming

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Nkhatabay District Hospital seeks help as it has started growing maize on its 4.5 hectares of land in a bid to feed patients using its own resources, Malawi24 can confirm.

Nkhatabay District Hospital

Now a farm?;Nkhatabay hospital.

In an interview, Nkhatabay District Nursing officer, Boniface Ndovi said the facility plans to be cultivating maize on the field twice in a year to feed the hospital’s patients.

‘It is our own initiative but we are seeking help from well-wishers including the government. We have an arrangement with prison authorities here to provide manpower. As we speak, the maize is already grown and just awaits application of fertiliser. We plan to be cultivating twice in a year hence the need for a bore-hole,” said Ndovi.

Over the weekend, the District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Mkandawire had asked the minister of information Jappie Mhango to consider drilling a bore-hole and provide farm inputs to the facility.

Mkandawire made the plea when the information minister donated 100 bags of maize and 10 bags of beans to the hospital. During a similar function at Chitipa District Hospital, the information minister asked the Chitipa DHO and all other DHOs to emulate the example set by Nkhatabay District Hospital.

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  1. Dats gd idea coz wina apezapo chochita pamenepo. Enanu ndinu aja wbwezerets chitukuko mbuyo. Pitilizani wina asakupangeni discourage chabwino choyipa amatsura basi. Big up nkhata-bay hosp.

  2. Dats gd idea coz wina apezapo chochita pamenepo. Enanu ndinu aja wbwezerets chitukuko mbuyo. Pitilizani wina asakupangeni discourage chabwino choyipa amatsura basi. Big up nkhata-bay hosp.

  3. ndibwino akundende angokhala ndiminda ngati momwe zinalili nthawi ya Dr Banda then zokolora zake zina zizipita muzipatala zina azidya eniake not zoti azikalima minda ya zipatala kulakwa kumeneko, akalima minda ya zipatala iwo azidya chani?

  4. It is normal for some people to resist change because they are born ant everything.Leave the matter to Authorities and do your Programmes without change that why Malawi is backwards

  5. Nkhatabay Hospital ventures
    into maize farming.

    By Samuel Samson

    Nkhatabay District Hospital seeks help as it has
    started growing maize on its 4.5 hectares of
    land in a bid to feed patients using its own
    resources, Malawi24 can confirm.
    Now a farm?;Nkhatabay hospital.
    In an interview, Nkhatabay District Nursing
    officer, Boniface Ndovi said the facility plans
    to be cultivating maize on the field twice in a
    year to feed the hospital’s patients.
    ‘It is our own initiative but we are seeking help
    from well-wishers including the government.
    We have an arrangement with prison
    authorities here to provide manpower. As we
    speak, the maize is already grown and just
    awaits application of fertiliser. We plan to be
    cultivating twice in a year hence the need for a
    bore-hole,” said Ndovi.
    Over the weekend, the District Health Officer
    (DHO) Dr Mkandawire had asked the minister
    of information Jappie Mhango to consider
    drilling a bore-hole and provide farm inputs to
    the facility.
    Mkandawire made the plea when the
    information minister donated 100 bags of
    maize and 10 bags of beans to the hospital.
    During a similar function at Chitipa District
    Hospital, the information minister asked the
    Chitipa DHO and all other DHOs to emulate the
    example set by Nkhatabay District Hospital.

    • Kkkkkkk u r the one who is crazy. Iwe sunkuziwa kut ama user aganyu? Anthu onsewa ali ndi ma farm wa amalima ndi banja lawo? Mesa amalemba laboures! And moreover anena kut they hav agreed with malawi prison for man power,so wat? Open the link for the whole story b4 u comment. Kapena ndikuuze muchichewa. Ma nurse sizikuwakhuza. Atazikalima ndi akaidi kuchokela ku prison. Ok?

  6. In prisons the prisoners do the farming and who is going to do in hospitals the patients or nurses and who will finance the farming already they can’t supply food or drugs in the hospitals

  7. When we talk of development, it seeks realising one’s capacity. If the hospital officials have extended their capacity to develop, let the development flourish. I do not think this is a bad idea. If you have a problem with this, Malawi I a democratic nation, the powers any government officials hold is in trust, Malawi 24 comment can not directly change the decisions made in the Ministry. You have the freedom to let the ministry of Health hear your critics about the move the hospital officials in have commenced. Otherwise this is what Malawi needs, to extend capacity

  8. Its Good Idea Yes- But My Fear The Hospital Now Will be under ministry of agriculture than ministry of health and be concerned with agricultural production than health service delivery. My plea why cannt you work with the prison department so that you share production cost? For example the prison to offer labour and agricultural expertise and you shoulder the other and share the yield.

  9. Eee zoona zili bwino.pokhapokha ngati ali anthu a midzi yonse amene amathandizidwa pachipatalachi.Pakhale ndondomeko yomveka osati zizithangatilanso m’manyumba zao ayi.

  10. Most Prisoners are not fully utilized who could be used to grow maize for Government use.A lot of money is spent on maintaining Prisoners.In Zambia Prison Service is flat out in commercial farming livestock management and Engineering.Every District has Pricon and Prisoners use them

  11. Is this gvnt hospital or a pvt? If it z gvnt then if gvnt failing to support what actually This stupid gvnt is doing ? But what ppo v Malawi r getting For free from this gvnt? It’s all about time n tym ll tell!

  12. Gd move government isegule ma farms very district ndikumapanga akaidi kumaliza ,zakudyazo azipeleka muma gvnt schools En hospitals .

    • ZINALIKO KALE NTHAWI YA KAMUZU. KOMA UFULUWU UDAWONONGA DZINTHU. MA FARM NDIOSAYAMBA KUNGOTI BOMA LIYIKEPO CHIDWI PA NKHANIYI.

    • You Are Very Right In 1994 Malawi dug her grave of changing things for the sake of changing. Kamuzu was supposesd to be asked why he was doing somethings like even accepting gifts from the poor. What was happening those gifts were being shared in xools, hospital, barracks, police camps and many other. Today none of us could accept to contribute direct to hospitals but that time we were doing the same to kamuzu and we were benefiting as well. Myp training was part of this where by attachments were done in different farms either press agriculture, general farming or chamwavi group. All the yields were shared in many places like hospitals. Please malawians we should not wait foreigners to donate to us even toilets. Thus Why they want to donate to us evn their faith, culturea and freedoms. Lets sit down and plan as malawians not DPP,MCP, UDF,PP, and others. Our friends in china sat down and now are rich.

    • You Are Very Right In 1994 Malawi dug her grave of changing things for the sake of changing. Kamuzu was supposesd to be asked why he was doing somethings like even accepting gifts from the poor. What was happening those gifts were being shared in xools, hospital, barracks, police camps and many other. Today none of us could accept to contribute direct to hospitals but that time we were doing the same to kamuzu and we were benefiting as well. Myp training was part of this where by attachments were done in different farms either press agriculture, general farming or chamwavi group. All the yields were shared in many places like hospitals. Please malawians we should not wait foreigners to donate to us even toilets. Thus Why they want to donate to us evn their faith, culturea and freedoms. Lets sit down and plan as malawians not DPP,MCP, UDF,PP, and others. Our friends in china sat down and now are rich.

  13. Azilima ndi Ndan. Boma likulephera kupanga fund zipatara, likapange fund ulimi mzipatara? Chipataracho ndlama chizitenga kuti? Amene akunenawo akadwala amapita kunja, iwe ndi ine ndimomuno

    • Nkhatabay Hospital ventures
      into maize farming
      By Samuel Samson
      Nkhatabay District Hospital seeks help as it has
      started growing maize on its 4.5 hectares of
      land in a bid to feed patients using its own
      resources, Malawi24 can confirm.
      Now a farm?;Nkhatabay hospital.
      In an interview, Nkhatabay District Nursing
      officer, Boniface Ndovi said the facility plans
      to be cultivating maize on the field twice in a
      year to feed the hospital’s patients.
      ‘It is our own initiative but we are seeking help
      from well-wishers including the government.
      We have an arrangement with prison
      authorities here to provide manpower. As we
      speak, the maize is already grown and just
      awaits application of fertiliser. We plan to be
      cultivating twice in a year hence the need for a
      bore-hole,” said Ndovi.
      Over the weekend, the District Health Officer
      (DHO) Dr Mkandawire had asked the minister
      of information Jappie Mhango to consider
      drilling a bore-hole and provide farm inputs to
      the facility.
      Mkandawire made the plea when the
      information minister donated 100 bags of
      maize and 10 bags of beans to the hospital.
      During a similar function at Chitipa District
      Hospital, the information minister asked the
      Chitipa DHO and all other DHOs to emulate the
      example set by Nkhatabay District Hospital.

  14. Stupid atsogoleli, mu mitu muli madzi okhaokha. Why safuna kupeza malo muzigao zonse zitatu, kumpoto,kumwela,pakati, kuti boma likhale ndi minda, moti zikavuta kwina tizidalila kwina. Moti njala mumalawi kunakhala mulibemo chifukwa sizingavute zigao zonse ai. Koma kusowa nzelu ADMARC ikudalila kugula chimanga kwa anthu wambama, malawi malawi why? Wamuofesi popanda kudya amaona nyongolosi. Shame malawi.

  15. That’s the way to go, let go to the basics, doesn’t matter how you do it. whether you use your ground workers, or prisoners, its your business but let us do something with what we have

  16. Who told you that prisoners don’t want to own their food?
    Don’t complicate things here leave the prisoners and find your own means of farming and feed the patients if you think nurses can do farming plus nursing the sick.

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