Government says it is working out modalities on how Mozambicans living on border districts with Malawi can pay for health services they access in public hospitals.
Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume said this on Tuesday in Blantyre when he visited College of Medicine campus of the University of Malawi.
”We are working out modalities on how to stop the foreigners accessing our medicine. We know that these Mozambicans have no health insurance so there is need to work out modalities so that they pay for the medicine,” said Kumpalume.
Mulanje, Mwanza, Ntcheu and Dedza district hospitals are some of public hospitals that serve Mozambicans, putting a strain on resources as the Mozambicans are not budgeted for.
Answering a question, Kumpalume said all College of Medicine graduates are assured of government jobs only if proper procedures are followed.
He said there are laid down government procedures that are followed to the latter before one is recruited in the civil service and that includes job interviews.
Government was recently criticised after over 40 newly graduated medical doctors were recruited in Lesotho and other countries after the government took long to employ them.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :