The Malawi government says it will finally settle a K400 million debt it owes Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) hospitals and health centers saying it has received financial assistance from the Department for International Development (DFID) to effect the development.
Ministry of Health spokesperson, Adrian Chikumbe, said even though DFID will help out with bills from July 2016 only, government will find its own means to settle the outstanding balance.
“We must admit that we really owe mission hospitals but we would like to assure them that we will soon settle the bills and bring the whole of this issue to rest,” said Chikumbe.
CHAM official Reverend Timothy Nyasulu said his organization would be grateful if government walked their talk.
“The debt has hampered our operations big time. We will be sincerely grateful if government honors her pledge,” said Nyasulu.
According to him, CHAM offers services to people in places where government does not have its health facilities and the arrangement is that government must pay.
The faith-run organization has 20 hospitals and over 90 health centers across the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :