First Lady urges regular hospital check-ups for Malawians

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has persuaded Malawians to go for timely, frequent medical health checkups.

First Lady with UDF MP and top musician Lucius Banda

First Lady with UDF MP and top musician Lucius Banda

First Lady with the newly born baby he named Peter

First Lady with the newly born baby he named Peter

Get well soon, First Lady with a patient

Get well soon, First Lady with a patient

Madam Mutharika said regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start and they also can help find problems early and that chances for treatment and cure are better.

She was speaking at Balaka District Hospital on Saturday where she went to cheer the sick as part of Malawi’s 51st independence anniversary celebration.

“Up to now many people in our villages do not want to go to the hospital until it is too late for them to be saved,” noted the First Lady.

“ Let us put to a stop this kind of thinking. It is only at the hospital where you receive professional treatment for your ailments as well counselling for you and your families to live a health life,” she added.

“We only have one life so let us protect it by going to the hospital,” she said.

The First Lady named a girl after herself and two boys as Peter and Arthur after her husband when she visited the postnatal ward.

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34 thoughts on “First Lady urges regular hospital check-ups for Malawians”

  1. amfumu says:

    She is talking to the moneyed type.If i went to KCH and told them i only wanted a checkup,i would be insulting those who are ill and cannot get good treatment.

  2. maganizo anga says:

    zachamba basi
    they can’t help those that are sick already…imagine going to a hospital and saying i’m ok, I just want to do a check-up..really…wina akudwala palibe chithandizo…osanamizana.. we aren’t there yet in Malawi.
    & we can’t force it

  3. kate says:

    AMAYI CONGRATS. MASIKU ANO MUKUWONEKA BWINO, A TELALA NAWONSO PANO ANATENGA MA MEASUREMENTS ANU ENI ENI OSATI MASIKU ADZANA AJA MUMATIPANGITSA MANYAZI. lUCIAS BANDA AAAAAA! PLEASE TADZITOLELENI. ZOONA KUNGOZILEKELELA CHONCHI? ASH. OLO RETIRED SOJA SAWONEKA CHONCHI.

  4. ben says:

    there are no drugs and medical supplies first ask cms to stock up it is malfunctioning

  5. Petulopaulendoachoke says:

    Belekani anu ana and name them after yourself and your stupid husband, idiots!!!!

  6. matekenya says:

    tazingomwani

  7. Say NO to Stupid Federation says:

    Lucius, Ndimadabwa Ine Kuti Gogoyu Ndindan..

  8. Chawanangwa says:

    I think you are not realistic, Getrude. You would not expect government hospitals or health centres which are already resource-restrained to give check ups for people. Actually, health workers would laugh at you and even chase you if you were not sick but just went to hospital for check up. You have the privilege to go to top most hospitals outside the country for check ups funded by government. We do not have that privilege so stop talking nosense. Check ups are for the privileded few. You are laughing at people’s poverty by raising this issue because there is no equality – they are the have and have nots.

  9. chikkkae says:

    Akuluwo akalambadi eti mpaka That stage????kkkkkkkk uziona soldier

  10. aTeacher says:

    Mai First lady congrats u look very beautiful nowadays.mr president thanku for making her look so wow!. Make up artist, thumbs up fo u. Takunyadirani ndithu madam 1st lady.

  11. Terminator says:

    Going for check ups zipatala zake ziti? There is no equipment, no medicine, no staff etc. in hospitals. The government, under the leadership of your husband, is not serious about provision of essential services to the poor Malawians. What a shame?

  12. kwake nkuluma says:

    The First Lady Is A Nurse By Proffesion, So She Should Know That Check Up In Govt Hosp Is A Nightmare As It Takes Long After Has Booked. Musaiwale Mayi Sikale Mwachoka Pa Ntchitoyi.

  13. hisbolla says:

    IWE FEST LADY UNAYEDZETSA???

  14. mangochi kabwafu says:

    Zopusa basi. Firstly we need the hospitals, medical personnel and then drugs and equipment. Naming babies after you and your husbands is another stupid move. Did the parents consent to that? I mean from deep down their hearts.

  15. gift kajawo says:

    zachamba zimenezo madam you are talking about,now the ambulances are not moving due to lack of funds

  16. gota chita says:

    Mankhwala chonde

  17. Wizeman Paul says:

    So Lucius Banda is a grey hair Foundation member? kkkkkkk nice

  18. mo says:

    Si lucuis wakalamba choncho kkkkkkkk

  19. yes says:

    Just observed that now first Lady is light skinned on all the visible parts. Poyamba paja it was face only. Money talks. Looks nice. Akweni please ask a first lady tips and what she is using could it be TCA peel?

  20. Lord Denning Chatsika says:

    This is good advice but firstly let the govt buy all the necessary equipments and medicines nanga tikayezedwa bwanji if our hospitals and clinics dont even have blood sugar and pressure testing machines Madam thank you but tell the govt to adequately fund the health ministry to fulfil your advice

  21. Kester Chipala says:

    kkkkkkkkk

  22. Koma says:

    Very good advise but is the Ministry of Health ready for that? Is the Ministry well equipped and able to cater for this? Do they have enough resources including enough medical personnel to undertake this task. People they go to our Hospitals with real medical issues and end up going home without being attended to because of shortage of staff. Its a great Idea please don’t get me wrong. But the Govt to get to the basics, proper planning before implementing. Proper and strong foundation is required

  23. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Don’t talk rubbish Madam , we need drugs and to be paid for the jobs we do. Funding all the government ministries is a must every month , those are the priorities which you should be talking not the rubbish which you are talking you dunderhead .

  24. haha says:

    chimphunocho!

  25. Matey U .Mopiiya says:

    Chicoo Tsitsi imvi choncho ,tikatoyesa ndi Gwanda Chakuamba Mbenzi mutofanana .

  26. Thondwe says:

    Too much make up for an old lady. How do you advise people to go for regular hospital check ups when hospitals are operating at a bare minimum, no medicines, inadequate staff, nthawi yomweyi mwaiwala kale?

  27. The real Ujeni says:

    Peter, Arthur, Gertrude, comedy show in Malawi, Stadium, Bingu, Conference hall, Bingu, kekekekeke koma kumeneko!

  28. Make our country better.

  29. Trevor Manyi says:

    577 BILLION woyeeee

  30. mboba says:

    Muli bwino inu amzathu mmapita kuchipatala for regular check up. ife tikapita pa health centre pa amati alibe nthawi yamunthu oti sakudwala. ali ndi ntchito yambili yolembela odwala

  31. MALAWIAN says:

    GOD BLESS MADAM MUTHALIKA FOR VERY IMPORTANT ADVICE BUT THERE IS NEED OF PROVIDING RESOURCES AT THE HOSPITALS & MOTIVATING THE PERSONNEL (BALAKA LIKE SOME HOSPITALS HAD NO FUNDING LAST JUNE & THE JULY FUNDING IS NOT YET IN BY TODAY

  32. Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri says:

    That is a good message from mother Malawi. But revamp the quality of our health service

  33. We want a purpose built Balaka district hospital osati chipatala cha a khate cholanda from Balaka Catholic parish-chi. We also want a tarmac road from BLK to Mangochi via Chilipa and a connection from Mbera to Ulongwe. We are banking on you madame Getrude Mutharika. By the way, do you know that there is no boarding District Secondary School for Machinga district? And what are you our leaders doing about this? The sharing of Balaka Secondary School with Machinga district makes selection of Pupils in these two districts rather difficult. We are disadvantaged very much. Our MPs Lucius Banda, Shanil, Mpaweni, Mapondo and madame Getrude Mutharika choonde tithandizeni. A DC mukutani kodi???

  34. MALOPA Jnr says:

    Useless FL. Invest more on preventive health than curative health. Ku Kamuzu Central Hospital mgt rounded off many sick kids when you went to cheer the sick. I hope this wasnt also the case with Blk. Eti kuti awone kuti zilibwino yet the hospitals are too much crowded. Improve situations not those political rhetoric. Ku Lilongwe PVT Clinic kuli bwanji mayi Gertu

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