Patients go begging for food in Nsanje

Patients at Nsanje District Hospital have now resorted to go begging for food in surrounding villages following hospital management decision to stop provision of breakfast and lunch.

Nsanje District Hospital

Nsanje District Hospital

Nsanje District Hospital has joined a string of public hospitals that have discontinued provision of free food to patients due to lack of money following huge budgetary cuts.

Some patients and health workers said the situation in Nsanje is pathetic as the sick without guardians go out begging for food in surrounding villages and houses from nearby health workers.

“The situation is pathetic for TB patients and those on life prolonging ARVs. Something must be done,” said a health worker at the hospital.

She said the patients are now a menace to the houses of health workers as some of them camp there seeking left over food.

The Hospital official Alexander Chifuwa confirmed the suspension of provision of breakfast and lunch due to financial problems.

“We suspended the provision of breakfast and lunch last week,” he said.

Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume said in parliament last week the government is doing all it can to provide food to patients.

Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe said on Monday in parliament the economic situation should improve by first quarter of 2016 when the government fulfills the extended credit facility of the International Monetary Fund.

He said the government has not borrowed in November and was optimistic that the government will not borrow through treasury bills and issuance of bonds, one of the conditions set by the IMF.

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these are the fruits of economy collapse,

Ndaulafika Mkwate

Lero ndiye muziti ndi udindo wa odwazika kupezera chakudya wodwala chifukwa choti abale anuwo akulephera kuyendetsa boma? One of the reasons why Malawians pay heavy taxes is because the Govt is supposed to provide food for patient in our hospital. Auzeni abale anuwo atsitse misonkho then guardians will start providing food for patients.

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achila ngat akumatha kuyenda…………….


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Food for the patient must be the responsibility of the patient’s guardians!! When I am sick, my family members, neighbors, church mates, all fight to bring me food; ku Nsanje ku kulibe zimenezi?

Mulepula vimbwete

Sena pple beg alot ladies and gentlemen..they dont wish to work hard on there own always like handouts.its hard 2 work with need to hv extra sklls of dev eco…

well wisher
God will show you that regionalism does not work till you all perish… then you will come to your senses… read Isaiah 41:25. in addition, the creation of Malawi groans for the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God… Money is crying from wicked possessors to come to the children of God… No economic theory works in this situation only the word of God must come true… every knee must bow, that Jesus is the chief economist, starting from the President… Your mindset of regionalism must die, the blood of Jesus will be on you if you do not… Read more »
patriotic malawian

Vuto lakula pamalawi ndikuzolowela zaulele. we have to change our mindset. U get admitted at a gvt hospital, u sleep on a free bed, get free drugs, all for free. Chakudya chokha maguardians tiyeni tiyesetseko. Govt shd abolish provision of food in thz hospitals, patient atengeko mbali. In CHAM hospitals they dont cook for patients, nobody complains


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