Malawi teaching hospital funded by Miracle for Africa Foundation: Work begin at Daeyang Luke

Ground work has begun ahead of the construction of a multi-million dollar Daeyang Luke Teaching Hospital, a facility that is set to be better than what the hospital currently offers in terms of personnel, equipment and services provided.

Director of Dae Young Luke Hospital, Dr. Douglas Lungu

Director of Dae Young Luke Hospital, Dr. Douglas Lungu

Hospital Director Dr. Douglas Lungu revealed that it is expected that upon completion, the 270 beds facility will have a lot of services including state of the art medical equipment.

“We are hoping that with help from the relevant faculty at University of Malawi, we will be able to have a hospital that is comparable or even better services provided in other countries like South Africa and India.

“We are already working to find doctors to work in the facility, we already have a memorandum of understanding with a number of universities in South Korea willing to send us specialists,” Lungu said.

The teaching hospital will be in two parts; the general hospital which will comprise of services to the general public same way as it is happening at the moment and the second part will be a private hospital.

The private part of the hospital was brought up as part of the redesign of the project to cater for the need of a state of the art medical facility that will ensure that the country will no longer be referring patients abroad for further treatment.

Meanwhile, Principle Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Charles Mwansambo has expressed Government’s delight at the project saying it will serve Malawi’s ever growing population.

“The state of art teaching medical facility will ease the load on Kamuzu Central Hospital and train local doctors. Government will also save forex as most patients that would otherwise have travelled abroad, will be treated locally,” he said.

The teaching hospital will be constructed by Daeyang Construction Company to the tune of between US$25-30 million, with money coming from the Miracle for Africa Foundation, including the purchase of equipment required.

It is expected that construction of the project will be completed by December 2017 or early 2018.

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Professor Wakumpoto
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Professor Wakumpoto
6 months 17 days ago

Good job. Bola zitheke. The main problem is Mw is that we have many problems and some useless politicians who do not vest in health care thinking they will go abroad. Well, by the time they arrive abroad they will be dead already. Failing to prioritize your country’s health care is like digging your grave with your own teeth! Tidikira another high political figure to die then the we will……..

samson msukwa
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samson msukwa
6 months 19 days ago

zaboza inu mwaiwatu it was the same speach what went wrong? cash gate?

Spoken Word
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Spoken Word
6 months 19 days ago

ooo great news in my own area. Kukuonekadi ku Deayoung. Minda yathu ichokedi basi, big up

moses
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moses
6 months 19 days ago

good news to Malawians

Dokotala
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Dokotala
6 months 19 days ago

The DPP government didnt renew Dr Lungus contract at Mzuzu Central Hospital ndi uyu tsopano anakuthawani for Luke Deayang mpange manyazi alomwe

Omex70
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Omex70
6 months 19 days ago

Goodnews.

chiphidigori
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chiphidigori
6 months 19 days ago

What do you mean by state of art equipments?

M'gwanya
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M'gwanya
6 months 19 days ago

Gud news, even though we have heard such news whem Mwaiwathu Hospital was expanding, when Shifer Pvt hospital in Bt was been constructed, but we steal send patients and dead bodies to RSA, Tanzania and India for treatment and embalming. Malawi has specialists doctors, we are lacking in medical equipments and best medical drugs.

Vincent
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Vincent
6 months 19 days ago

Thank you koreans for supporting malawians

spectator
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spectator
6 months 19 days ago

Very good news to hear from Nyasa

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