APM opens Nkhatabay District  Hospital: Malawi President Takes tough stance on  drug theft

President Arthur Peter Mutharika on Monday opened the new Nkhatabay District Hospital where among other things he warned hospital staff against vandalism and theft of drugs and equipment at the new facility.

President Peter Mutharika is accompanied by the Minister of Health Dr.Peter Kumpalume cutting the ribbon to officially open Nkhatabay District Hospital (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika is accompanied by the Minister of Health Dr.Peter Kumpalume cutting the ribbon to officially open Nkhatabay District Hospital (C)Stanley Makuti

Newly opened Nkhatabay District Hospital (C) Stanley Makuti

Newly opened Nkhatabay District Hospital (C) Stanley Makuti

Mutharika talks to a young patient

Mutharika talks to a young patient

President Peter Mutharika inspects childrens ward at Nkhatabay District Hospital (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika inspects childrens ward at Nkhatabay District Hospital (C)Stanley Makuti

Nkhatabay District Hospital

Nkhatabay District Hospital

Over the past months, under President Mutharika’s orders, Police have  intensified the fight against drug theft in hospitals.

“To you the staff of this hospital. Do not dare to start stealing medicine for your patients. Dare, and you will go! This is not a threat, but this a warning! I gave instructions to Police to intensify
vigilance and surveillance on all hospitals. And I want to congratulate Police for the good job they are doing,” he said.

He noted of several incidences where Police have stood ground to fight drug theft.

“Only two nights ago, a laboratory technician dared to steal medicine from Mzuzu Central Hospital. Police secretly followed him and arrested him. What he didn’t know is that Police is secretly watching the hospitals.”

In a separate case, a district official at Chiradzulu was arrested by Police for allegedly stealing drugs.

President Mutharika reiterated his government’s commitment in providing good health services to Malawians.

“Good health is one of the measures of development. Therefore, we want to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. This is another goal! Building modern hospitals is one of the measures we take in order to achieve our Sustainable Development Goals.”

The 300- bed facility will provide out-patient clinics and specialised clinics, dental services; ante-natal clinics and family planning. It will also serve under-fives clinics and HIV/AIDS clinics, diagnostic
services including radiology, ultrasound, laboratory and a blood bank.

The magnificent hospital will be used as a teaching hospital for both nurses and medical doctors from various training institutions across the country.

The facility – which has 71 staff houses and waiting shelters for guardians- has cost over US$18.7 million, (more than K13 billion).

The President told the gathering that his government plans to commence various projects in the health sector.

Next on the schedule is the ground breaking ceremony for Mponela Rural Hospital, Lilongwe District hospital and the National Cancer Centre also in Lilongwe.

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john
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john
3 months 25 days ago

WE ALREADY CREDITED THOSE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS TO BINGU WA MUTHARIKA. THESE INCLUDE KARONG-CHITIPA ROAD, NKHATABAY HOSPITAL, PARLIAMNET, MUST, PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, NATIONAL STADIUM, BICC, PRESIDENTIAL VILLAS, ,MASAUKO CHIPEMBERE UPGRADE, NTCHISI ROAD, NKHOMA-KAMPHATA ROAD, ETC. PETER MUTHARIKA MUST INITIATE HIS OWN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. DONT JUST RIDE ON THE BACK OF YOUR BROTHER BINGU. WE ARE TIRED OF HEARING SAME THINGS BEING MENTIONED AS IF THEY HAVE JUST BEEN CONSTRUCTED!

Kalekeni Kanene
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Kalekeni Kanene
3 months 26 days ago

Zikomo a Mutharika ndo boma lanu pomanga chipatala ichi. Chonde mupitirire kumangans chimodzimodzi mu maboma ena. Ambuye akudalitseni. Zikomo.

Nabetha
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Nabetha
3 months 26 days ago

At a cost of K13 billion, with K577 billion we could have built about 44 hospitals of that type. Shame on cashgaters for stealing tax payers money

chilombo
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chilombo
3 months 26 days ago

the way you have calculated this cashgate money,zandikhudza kwambiri.I knew cashgate was bad not this bad.so anadya zipatala 44 ngati izi?I’VE SEEN THIS HOSPITAL,ITS BEAUTIFUL

tingo
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3 months 26 days ago

anthu osayamika amakhala amphawi mpaka kalekale I hope you guys your poor even in your mind as well learn how to acknowledge other peoples achievement without jealousy

kamarata
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kamarata
3 months 26 days ago

Zoona, shame to all cashgaters. Look at how beautiful the hospital is.

Thethemule
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Thethemule
3 months 26 days ago

And all that went to the Mutharika’s pockets, evil people

maluza
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maluza
3 months 25 days ago

iwe ndi wamilandu..shame on you..yamikani akumangilani chipatala osamangokonda chipongwe

Mkandawire
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Mkandawire
3 months 26 days ago
Nanu inu muzikhala ngati mumapemphera. Ndale zomwezi mpaka tikalephere kulowa nawo kumwamba? Be honest and stop being jealous! The period for K577 billion audit query is between 2009 and 2014, with over 90% of that money misappropriated between 2012 and 2014. Was APM a president during that period? Although JB was the president during that period, is it right to say that the K577 billion went into JB’s pockets? That’s being wicked and evil. How can you say that? We all know that much of our money was cashgated by CIVIL SERVANTS, business tycoons, and few politicians. By the way,… Read more »
maluza
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maluza
3 months 25 days ago

You are talking..osati a Themule ozungulira mutuwa

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