Chakwera hits at Malawi govt for starving patients: ‘One meal a day in public hospitals’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president and leader of opposiiton Lazarus Chakwera has asked government to immediately stop holding patients in public hospitals as prisoners with the introduction of ‘one meal per day’ to the sick Malawians.

Chakwera : Patients are not prisoners

Chakwera : Patients are not prisoners

Speaking in Mangochi on Thursday during a campaign for local government polls, Chakwera said government should resume normal rations to patients, wondering why the government is failing to do so when parliament approved enough budget for the ministry of health.

“Patients are not prisoners. Patients need enough food in their bodies to deal with their ailments,” said Chakwera.

“ I have never seen a government that never respects the welfare of patients like this one[of Peter Mutharika],” said Chakwera.

Chakwera said the government has capacity to feed all patients , saying the administration needs to deal with rampant corruption in government which he said is. eating away public resources leaving vulnerable people helpless..

Ministry of Health spokesperson Adrian Chikumbe attributed the reduction of meals for patients in some hospitals to funding woes, saying Treasury is failing to support the health budget

“It is worth observing that when we submit our budgets to Treasury, it is based on need, but these budgets get trimmed based on projections of earnings. However, what is given in a month. This puts strain on centres to prioritise on spending,” said Chikumbe.

Malawi Equity Health Network (Mhen) executive director Martha Kwataine also lamented about the development, saying is a signal of “a very big crisis”

She said: “You cannot take medication on an empty stomach. It’s the same hospitals which tell people to eat first before taking drugs

“As a referral hospital, Bwaila admit very poor people from outside the city, and the sick people cannot work on their own to get food. At stake is not just the right for health, but also the right to life, these people can die,” said Kwataine.

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Andford Sungeni
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onse a DPP ndizitsilu palibe chanzelu chomwe achitapo chilichonse achisokoneza analli Malawi okongola ndiochititsa chidwi koma wasambuksngati chipalamba mzipatala mulibe mankwala, zithu kundula pamene ndalama yathu ndiyochepa phamvu kuposa ndalama zonse padziko lapansi , pano Amulungu wawafulatila salinso mbaliyao tionana 2019 mwadya mvomwevi mbunzi za athu akaligondo kapenakuti akapuku kuphanga.

Boyd Kilembey
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I stopped feeling sorry for these hewe povos who always chose wrongly. I wish the govt totally stopped giving them any food…..
We told them to vote wisely, but they did not. Akagwere absolutely no sympathy from me.

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A petulo ndi DPP alibe chisomo cholamulila. Onse a DPP akudziwa kuti ankabera mavoti ndipo as such Ambuye Mulungu sali mbali YAWO ndipo anthu awa ngochititsa chifundo chifukwa dziko lei liwalemera heavy Samantha kulilamula chifukwa akulilamulila okhaokha Mulungu mulibemo ndiye petulo Ali malo oopysa chifukwa chobera mavoti.

Sailota
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A wangonde, the issue is not kuti president ndi ndani. The issue at hand is “is it good that a patient must have one meal/day?” mukondeni apm’yo, but not to the extent of not feeling sorry when others are suffering. Let us accept that we are suffering more under this regime.

Ingangasyungu Yunyeghela
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Ingangasyungu Yunyeghela

When a wise man points at the moon, FO*OLS concentrate on the wiseman fingers. Fo*ols are concentrating on Chakwera’s fingers instead of the moon.

Ingangasyungu Yunyeghela
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Ingangasyungu Yunyeghela

When a wise man points at the moon, FOOLS concentrate on the wiseman fingers. Fools are concentrating on Chakwera’s fingers instead of the moon.

Bola moyo
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Zayambika

Chatsika Nyoni
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Mr Chakwera, your Mangochi trip would have been fruitful to you and your party if you had spaired some time to visit Kamoto village and apologize to the villagers for what the MCP did to the people there.Chakwera you are n’dya nyemba while the people of Kamoto are the ntaya makoko.The people of Mangochi still remember the day when your party sent armed men to roundup and beat the villagers of Kamoto before sending the entire village to Dzaleka detention camp.Shame on MCP and its president

wangonde
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that’s voting man.its all about numbers.let us work and and contribute better. we all opted for one leader and it only throu the one lord gave us (apm).let us all accept that we are just in bad days of the years of which am sure as life is, things slowly will be graduating to better. please just believe u satans.[bad beggining makes good ending] the saying goes so and it has always been true.

Zeni zeni
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2 say the truth due 2 lack of food and education malawians r not intelligent thats why they chose wrongly

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