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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concerned
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Very pathetic indeed

Catch and over dode
Guest

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

MLOMWE
Guest

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

LIWONDE TUROFF
Guest

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

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

El Haj Mjomba
Guest

Iwe Chilikumtima kabwenze mankhwala ndisanakuulule. Tikukuonanitu!

komko
Guest

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

vin mongu
Guest

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

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

Happening Boy
Guest

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.

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