Malawi should establish national health insurance – HRCC

The Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) has called on government and key stakeholders to fast track the establishment of a national health insurance in Malawi as a means of contributing to the well-being of Malawians some of whom are dying of preventable diseases and ailments.

 Robert Mkwezalamba : Malawi should have health insurance

Robert Mkwezalamba : Malawi should have health insurance

HRCC chairperson Robert Mkwezalamba was reacting to the deaths of former first female cabinet minister Rose Chibambo and unionist Francis Antonio who died in what he described as ‘manageable ailments!’

“It’s not that we don’t want people to die, no! The bible is clear on this, but as a nation its sad to lose important people due to Malaria, pneumonia or let alone cancer!” Mkwezalamba said.

He added, “We have spoken so much about cancer hospital and we are spending billions in sending people to India yet we have to wait for government’s discretion. We need clear guidelines and systems that protect peoples lives.”

Mkwezalamba advised government to introduce a National Health insurance as is existing in most Southern African Development Community (Sadc)  or african countries like Kenya.

According to him, with the national health insurance, “our heroes and ordinary citizens” would not be forced to hold charity shows or cry in the media for help but the system would automatically know who and what treatment one requires to serve lives.

“In a country full of jealousy, its difficult for the State to put all important personalities on its payroll but with systems like the mandatory pension or health insurance, politicization or favoritism will be eliminated.

Other notable figures believed to have died of ‘manageable ailments’ include musician Geoffrey Zigoma (cancer), former president Bingu wa Mutharika (cardiac arrest) and Antonio (malaria).

While Rose Chibambo, the only woman in the founding President Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s first Cabinet in 1964, died on Tuesday after a battle with heart-related problems.

Last week, two pastors suddenly collapsed during church services in Lilongwe and Chikwawa.

Pastor Makande collapsed at Shilo Baptist Church belonging to Providence Industrial Mission in Area 25, Lilongwe. While former CCAP Blantyre City Presbytery Moderator, Reverend Frank Anderson Kuyeli collapsed during a church service at Namalindi CCAP Church in Chikwawa.

It is alleged the death occurred as a result of heart attack.

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Tt
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Tt
8 months 15 days ago

Everyone needs to contribute, times change, medical care has a cost! Who feeds the poor, they have to fend for themselves, health care is the same, who pays for the poor to travel via minibus or kabaza?

Mkhuntha mavenda
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8 months 16 days ago

A universal health insurance in Malawi will be another cashgate scandal. This was proposed by DPP In the event that it is rolled out, it will be Mulli and Henry Mussa tunning the schemes with Mutharkka behind. Also knowing how DPP Mkwezalamba is, you just know why he is taking advantage of the situation

fanny Nyirongo
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fanny Nyirongo
8 months 16 days ago

These are issues that require more in depth not Just a mere talk over a cup of beer Robert remember all Malawians require a good medical treatment than singling a few famous ….are you a true advocate for the poor I wonder… Robert do more home or ask who Knows these issues…… Let Mama Rose Chibambo rest in peace we salute for her contributions to Malawi development

2016 welcome
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2016 welcome
8 months 17 days ago

I don’t think the tone should be, ” country with jealousy” Whether jealousy or not it does make little sense to put retired politicians on pay role. Conversely, Malawi is what it is because of the same politicians who have messed it big time.

Was just thinking
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Was just thinking
8 months 17 days ago

The idea is good, but who will pay for the 80% poor population of Malawi?
Ifetu bomali latifinya osati sewero.

La 40 Lakwana
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La 40 Lakwana
8 months 17 days ago

Please, some of these people have been careless of themselves let’s not put a blame on the government and The Respected Malawi’s First Woman Cabinate Minister Hon Rosse Nyaziba Chibambo had lived her life , dying at 88 years let us accept to be normal death , let us not start pointing fingers when people die . Everybody knows how Bingu died and it was unprinventable death.

Balamanthu
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8 months 17 days ago

Apa mulu kamba zanzeru.Osati zimene BUBUBU waku state house uja amawuwa ngati galu wachiwewe.Zokamba zake zosamveka-Ata!

kodi
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kodi
8 months 17 days ago

Omkwezalamba pamenepa ndipamene mwadziwa za Bible zomwe limanena nanga za ma Gay ndiye simukuzipezamo?

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