Machinga hospitals run out of malaria drug, LA

Lives of people of Machinga, especially poor women and children are at risk as public hospitals in the district have run out of malaria drugs LA.

Machinga District Hospital

Machinga District Hospital

People in the districts told Nyasa Times that patients are now told to buy the medicine from private hospitals or pharmacies.

“We are poor, we cannot afford. If we fail to buy salt how can we afford these expensive medicine from private hospitals,” said 29 year old Mariam Amidu whose son was down with malaria.

Machinga district hospital spokesperson Clifton Ngozo said public hospitals in the district run out of the drug last month.

He said the district has not been supplied with LA for a long time.

“We are prescribing malaria patients with other medicine like quinine instead,” he said.

Public hospitals in Malawi get 90 per cent of its malaria drugs from the US government and US ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, recently threatened to withdraw the malaria drug aid unless the government deals with rampant malaria drug thefts in public hospitals.

Government is failing to meet demand for drugs in public hospitals due to budget cuts at the ministry of Health due to economic problems.

Atleast 6.3 million people suffered from malaria last year.

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20 thoughts on “Machinga hospitals run out of malaria drug, LA”

  1. concerned says:

    Very pathetic indeed

  2. Catch and over dode says:

    Please,catch these thieves and over dose them with the same medications!!!!

  3. MLOMWE says:

    Atupele Muluzi akusowa LA kikiki abiti Chanil akusowa LA kikiki abiti Annie apita pamsika kukagura LA kikikiki

  4. LIWONDE TUROFF says:

    a Malawi apapa amene ali ndi info please put it on Internet. Atchuleni mayina awo. That is the only way to expose them. Kaya ndikumpoto, ku mwela Pakati atchuleni mayina awo. TATOPA NAWO AKUBAWO. DZINJA LIKUBWELA NDIYETU AFA AMBILI

  5. Guguh says:

    The people responsible for the drugs are stealing. Amalawi tilibe conscious kodi? Mulungu akukuonani nonse mukuba ndipo simifika patali. Azibale anthu asamavutike chonchi

  6. El Haj Mjomba says:

    Iwe Chilikumtima kabwenze mankhwala ndisanakuulule. Tikukuonanitu!

  7. komko says:

    UDF Ili mmboma kwawo kumeneko ayisova. Nanga phindu lokhala ndi olamula mlimenero

  8. vin mongu says:

    nde dausi akutani if spies cannot help resolve these mysteries. failed state indeed!

  9. nijo says:

    Mchipatala mulibe mankhwala koma mutapita paka grocery kapafupi ndichipatalacho kupeza kuti akugulitsa mankhwalawo ndiye kuti akulu achipatala akudya momwemo

  10. Happening Boy says:

    Don’t blame cashgate on the shortage of drugs, this is because of some stupid ideotic fools who steal the drugs, very sad. Just know it shall never be well with you.

  11. LIWONDE TUROFF says:

    I remember my relative needed blood at Machinga district. I was at Balaka at on that day. I gave my blood to save my relatives life so the ambulance could deliver the blood to Liwonde. . There was no transportation to deliver the blood to Liwonde. I had to catch a minbus with a bag of blood in the minbus. When I reached the hospital in Machinga District hospital the refrigerator was locked. The person with the key was nowhere to be found. He was at his home with the keys. Yet time was against me and the patient’s life . Fortunately my relative survived. Had the patient died I do not know what I could have done.

  12. homo says:

    Quinine is also a drug. There is no shortage of malaria drug at all.Saying that there is shortage of malaria drug is just out of Malawian culture who say that they have slept on empty stomach after taking a huge rice with beef. Malawians are useless.

  13. ntanja says:

    WHO IS A DHO AT MACHINGA? I HEAR IT IS NTIBO. BUSY KUNYENGA ATSIKANA BASI.

  14. mbwenga says:

    DRUGS ARE BEING FOUND IN PRIVATE CLINICS OWNED BY DOCTORS, CLINICAL OFFICERS …. ETC AFTER STEALING FROM GOVERMNENT HOSPITALS. LOOK AROUND. THE us AMBERSAADER IS RIGHT. AMERICANS HELP MALAWIANS WITH THEIR TAX DOLLARS AND YET YOU STEAL THE DRUGS. YAN’GANANI PA LIWONDE PO. MUGWILA ATHU AMBILI. MP ALIKUTI AFUFUZE. ZOBVETSA CHISON A MALAWI. THE POOR ARE DYING AT THE COST OF THEIR OWN TAX IN MALAWI. MALAWI JOURNALISTS YOU NEED TO CONDUCT INVESTGATIVE JOUNALISM AND NOT POLITICS. POLITICAL RUBISH
    !!!!!!!! THIS IS VERY VERY SICK NO ACCOUNTABILITY !!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Mukharapwio says:

    in Malawi stupidity is the order of the day,alot of these people still do not believe that a mosquito net helps to prevent malaria.right now ambiri akumagona panja osafunda,akumagonanso mnyumba osafunda chonsecho sakunga net ati ino ndi nyengo yopanda udzudzu.A Palmer pitani nazo kwanu ndalamazo mukagulire Ma Drone,Anti Tank Guns,ma Humvee, F2 Jet Fighters,ma Aircraft Carriers,Sherman Tanks zimandisangalatsa zikamaonetsedwa zikuombera a ISIS zina muonjezere ku Obamacare,ma net mwapereka kudzera ku Unicef ndi Usaid mpaka 5 pa banja tikumangira magarden,kuwedzera nsomba ndi kumangira mipira.mutiteteze,mutichizenso aaah kenako tipemphanso kuti mudzikhala ma guardian athu kuchipatala

  16. SONG says:

    Ikafika nthawi yovota ndinu amene anthu akumudzinu ku Machinga kumavotera mathanyula wanuyo. Ndiye mwapindula chani ngati mukulephera kugula ngakhale Salt. Zochititsa manyazi kwambiri anthu akumwera. Simumva ndipo ndi amene muthe moyambilira chifukwa kulima simulima aku patsani mathanyura wanuyo.

  17. malawi says:

    abale abale, tiyeni tithandizane ndi bomali. Mankhwala akabwera mzipatalamu tisamabe nkumakagulisa mma Private?? Lets be serious guys. Mufuna muziti boma likukanika?? Ngakhale fuel wa pa chipatala akumagwitrisidwa ntchito za mmakomo mwa anthu komaso kusungunulidwa, akatha muziti boma lalephera. Pliz Pliz lets help our brothers amene akudwala.
    Ndamva kut kuchipatala chimenechi kulu kusolola maknhwala koopsya, akumakagulisana ndi anzao a mma Pvt, cholinga choti azidyamoso. a Boma, pliz pliz fufuzani zakayendedwe ka ma nkhwala. Anyamata a ku Pharmacy awa musamale nao, ma DHO awa musamale nao, Ma hospital Directors awa, musamale nawo, a Transport section mu zipatalamu, akusungunula koopsya. Dziko silingatukuke with his kind of behaviour.

    1. chris says:

      Kulankhula komveka bwino, zikomo

  18. gloria says:

    HELP US LORD HAVE MERCY, LORD PLEASE THIS COUNTRY DEPEND IN YOU FATHER GOD, IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME, AMEN

  19. Truck says:

    THATS ONE OF THE RESULTS OF CASHGATE ITS JUST A STARTING POINT

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