No fee for foreigners at Dedza Hospital

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Dedza district hospital has said it will not be requesting any fee from foreigners and other people who do not have national identity cards when accessing health services at the facility.

Dedza district hospital spokesperson Mwai Liabunya made the revelation to Malawi24 in an interview on Tuesday.

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No fee for foreigners at Dedza Hospital.(File)

Liabunya was reacting to questions on what the facility will be doing to people who do not have national IDs.

He said the hospital will still follow recommendations from the World health Organisation which does not restrict people from accessing medical treatment in any country globally.

He on the other hand pointed out that the facility faces a lot of challenges as many people from neighbouring Mozambique flock to the government institution to receive medical treatment.

He attributed this to the fact that  health services which the country offers are free of charge.

“World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines do not restrict which country you get medication from. However problems being encountered are congestions in wards leading to unhygienic conditions. The other thing is pressure on our resources like drugs and personnel since these are programmed for 765,620 people of Dedza district.

“There is also an increase in corruption practices as these (foreigners) tend to try to bribe health providers for quick help,” he said.

Liabunya however noted that the health facility shall not send away any patients from Mozambique from seeking medication treatment.

This is coming at a time when the country has closed  the national identification registration initiative which took place in all districts.

Through the initiative, 9,168,689 people were registered surpassing the targeted 9 Million and those registered are to receive their IDs.

Recently National Registration Bureau (NRB) spokesperson Norman Fulatira told the media that people still have a chance to register as there will be continuous registration across the country.

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  1. #Collins ukunama umalipira kut ife chomwe timaziwa nchot umalipira ya file en is r20 izi zimachitika kwa wina aliyense no matter kut ndi dzika or obwera

  2. Apo ndiye timat kumuziwad Yesu ,God bless ,even maiko azathu safuna zambiri koma nkungopereka chithandizocho posayanganira kut ndiobwera

  3. chonchi tulo lake limeneli nchifukwa chake anzathu aku mozambique akumatichitila nkhanza koma chonsecho kolela ikawathyapa akumathandizidwa ku malawi chonsecho asilikali aku mozambique samationela kukondwa tulo tosatha amalawi sono meaning ya national id ndye ndi chiyani?

  4. If I may ask or I need to be schooled, what are the uses of national ID’s? If we manage to answer this, then u believe this issue will be sorted out

  5. that’s terrible .and sad because if someone get sick you can’t help he / her just because of not having id .. for instance we are citizens of malawi living here in south Africa but when we get sick we lush to government hospital but the goodness is that there is no one who can bother you by asking docamentetion only asking you where you stay and someone whom you know just in case

  6. Don’t politicize everything please Malawians,access medical health care in some countries is also free, eg here in zambia,Malawians also access free health services,don’t just comment while you don’t know what other countries do to you

  7. Kodi tikamadulidwa misonkho imakhara ya for Africa kapena for that particular country found in the continent of Africa? Now maiko anzathuwa simungalandire chithanizo chaulere ngakhare mukukhara mdziko lomwero,koma mchifukwa chain Malawi tiri ndituro totere? Phindu LA national I D ndiriti?

  8. That’s nonsense. These are some of the things that affect us so much. You said population is growing while you counting foreigners

  9. Go to other countries e.g zambia,s.africa, moz, Tz if u will be aasisted free koma a malawi turo take aaaaa

  10. KOMA MUKANADZIWA MMENE AMAZUZIKILA MMAIKO WENA AKADWADWALA MZIPATALA MAKA KU SOUTH AFRICA UKAPITA KUDZIPATALA KUMACHILILATU MPHAMVU YA MULUNGU. UMATHA KUFA NDAWI ISANAKWANE CHIFUKWA CHA DZITONZO NDITHU. UMALIPILASO.

    • MBUZI YAMUNTHU IWE INE NDIMAKHALA KUNO KU PRETORIA NDIPO NDINABWELA MUNO MU SOUTH AFRICA 1993. UKAMAPITA ZIPATALA ZA BOMA KUTSEGULA FILE NDI R65, KOMASO NGAKHALE AKAMAPANDA KULIPITSA CHILICHOSE NDATI CHITONZO UMALANDILA MU ZIPATALA ZA KUNO MWINA MATENDA OYENELA KUCHILA MPAKA KUFA UKAKHALA MUNTHU OBWELA.

    • Am in Mpumalanga, Nelspruit. When ever i visit any public health centre for help, they have never asked me 4 my passport, or ID but only a proof of residence. They never charged me any fee.

    • INE NDIKUNENA PANO NDILI KUNO KU PRETORIA WEST. M’BALEWANGA WACHITIDWA ADIMIT ANAPANGIDWA OPARETION ANATSEGULA FILE KU KALAFONG HOSPTAL NDI R65 MUKUFUNA MUNDIUZE CHIYANI KAYA NGATI MUMANGOPITA MMA CLINIC TO.

    • jafali ukamatsakulitsa fire amakufusa kuti umagwila tchito ukavomela kuti eya umagwila amakulipilitsa ukati ayi ndiulele komaso ngati masiku ano akumaona khope akafuna kukuthandiza ineso ndili komwekuno ukukhala iwe

    • Esaack eti aku mpumalanga wa akutsutsatu ine ndili mu ATTEREDGIVILLE kuno ku pretoria chipatala chathu chachikulu ndi KALAFONG aliyese akudziwa ndikunena inezi. ndipo dzilankhulo zonyansa ndiye zosayamba maina wachabe aja tikutchulidwa.

  11. Healthy sector could have deny introduction of national ID at first stage before it was implemented to the citizen.now its a confusing point as we where told that such ID will be using in accessing government services..

  12. PLEASE,LETS LOVE ONE ONOTHER.WE MALAWIAN AND THE FOREGNERS :WE ALL CREATED BY God,SO WHY MALAWI DOING SUCH DISCRIMINATION?HAPPY CHRISTMASS TO ALL THOSE WHO READ THIS COMENT.

    • Kungopita mudziko lao kuti mukatole ziwala akukuomberani,kulibwanji akakupezeni muli kuchipatala komanso mulibe kalikonse,kwao ndi inu mphusi akabwera kuno mukuti ndi anthu,kwawapasa malo olima,kuwapasa akazi kukwatira ,tikapita kwao hatimadula tax? Zionedwe bwino zimenezi

  13. That is stupid campaign malawian are in our country namibia freely,are working and be assisted as african brothers. So do u mean namibia also take the same decision or south africa? Pls revise your decision. This is our africa we must feel like home. And u commentors u have to think before to say apite kwao those are commenting they should know our love in africa is enough.

    • Anthu opanda chikondi chachibadwa.
      M’mesa our saviour taught us to love and not to pay evil for evil?
      I salute yemwe wabwera ndi mzeru yachifundoyi.
      And do you mean opanda ID no medical access?
      No wonder, next is mark of the beast.

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