Chief of Health Services in the ministry of Health Charles Mwansambo has said plans by government to have paying treatment in public district hospitals is on track.
He, however, said the government will still continuee with the universal free health services.
“We are introducing the paying treatment in district hospitals to cater for those who are on paid monthly medical care like those who are on Masm. Most of them do not utilise the facilities in rural districts because there are no such facilities and we are coming in to help them,” he said.
He said currently, there are paying treatment facilities at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe and Mzuzu Central Hospital.
“Those who are on medical aid should enjoy their benefits in district hospitals. There are many people in districts who are on Masm but are not able to enjoy the medical services,” he said.
Mwansambo said there is no policy to charge fees for all remaining treatments, saying treatment in public hospitals remain absolutely free.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :