Malawi hospitals financial chaos continue: Donors shift aid to next year

Ministry of Health has said K13 billion which donors have pledged to pump into the collapsing public health sector will only be accessed from early next year.

Ministry of Health spokesman, Chikumbe: We want transparency and accountability

Ministry of Health spokesman, Chikumbe: We want transparency and accountability

The ministry comments come after Nyasa Times observed that most hospitals are struggling to serve patients with some hospitals failing to settle huge debts.

Adrian Chikumbe, spokesman for the ministry of Health said donors and the government are working on modalities on how the money should be used.

“We want to ensure there is transparency and accountability on the use of the money. We don’t want the money to be abused. The money will be made available early next year,” said Chikumbe.

He had a few weeks ago said the K13 billion will be used from December 2015 to November 2016.

Some public hospitals have suspended food distribution and suspended ambulance services as they face huge budget cuts due to the withdrawal of donor aid after US$60 million was plundered at Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe in the infamous cashgate two years ago.

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Redeemed
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If I didn’t know better, I would have proposed that every Malawian citizen local and abroad, from the tomato selling woman in the street to the CEO of the largest entity in Malawi contribute 50 percent of their total income towards purchasing of medical necessities, but I remember back in early 90’s, the South African government made a similar proposal where it collected R10.00 from every registered employee salary towards unemployment purse, If I am not mistaken, the total amount collected was over R30,000 000.00, but to date, only the devil knows where that money disappeared to.

Truck
Guest

YOU GOT LOTS OF CASHGATE MONEY AND PROPERTIES WHY YOU ARE FAILING TO CONFISCATE THEM KUZOLOWERA KUPEMPHA ETI THE DONORS ARE WATCHING DONT FORGET

lackison
Guest

The president is failing to act on the stealing now donors wants to work on behalf of the president coz he is not shap

zimkambani
Guest

Do patients have to suffer and most of them will die as we wait for next year to access food and drugs because of irresponsible few? Let us save lives and sort out the mess. Loss of human being can not be compromised by irresponsible few. Let the tax payers money be used to curtail the fate of patients and not wait for Donor money napapata

HEHE YAAA
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BOLA ZANU ZULUYENDA ???

MULUNGU SANGAKONDWERE
MPANG’ONO POMWE !!

MATSOKA NDITHU KUZUNZA MIYOYO
YA WANTHU OSALAKWA .

anadimba
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komanso tati tikumbutse Boma za leave grant?paja mumapereka anthu akapanga strike eti? Paja zamtendere si mumadzifuna etii?kodi sindimayesa ndalamayi ndiyoti udzilandira popita kuholiday? Ndiye holiday ya august mpaka pano?Achilima muti chani ndi service reform yanu ija?mwagwa nayotu.

The Analyst
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o……………….o………………….o…………………..o……………………o…………………o…………………o………………o………o……………….o……………..o………………..o “The age of donor aid is over.” – Peter Mutharika (State of the Nation Adress) “The age of donor aid is not over. What is over is the age of donor aid being given to people who cannot be trusted.” – Lazarus Chakwera (in respsonse to APM’s State of the Nation Adress) What do you mean by “A people who cannot be trusted” Chakwera? Lets hear what APM has to say . . . “We are passing the bill not to please anybody . . . And I dont take deadlines. Anybody putting deadlines on me is wasting their… Read more »
Eye Witness
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I still don’t understand the logic. Pulling out of donors paralyzes the government system. I suppose 60% of services were supposed to be provided? But its like less than 30% of services are being provided. Kuba kumtundako kukupitilira. Check the budget cuts to the districts, more than 70%.

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