Treasury, ministry of health in verbal war as economy tilts badly

Treasury and ministry of health officials have been engaged in verbal war over hospital funding as the state of economy continues to tilt badly.

Msowoya: Economy will improve shortly

Msowoya:We give enough money

Ministry of Health spokesman, Chikumbe: Cash flow problems

Ministry of Health spokesman, Chikumbe: Cash flow problems

Health ministry spokesperson Adrian Chikumbe said Treasury funding is too low to meet high health standards in public hospitals including provision of food to patients for better administration of medicine to patients.

“Treasury is underfunding public hospitals, the money is far much below what parliament approved and this makes our job very difficult as we are allocated too little money to run the hospitals,” said Chikumbe.

However, Treasury spokesman Nations Msowoya said his departments gives the ministry of Health enough money to run public hospitals as approved by parliament.

“We give them their monthly allocation enough to run the public hospitals but sometimes the money is not used for intended purpose,” he said.

This comes after Bwaila Hospital has suspended provision of food to patients putting lives of sick people including those on TB at great risk.

Mangochi and Machinga district hospitals are calling for well wishers to help with food for patients.

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
9 days 1 hour ago
Malawians,let’s admit that Muthalika and his unlettered surrogates have treacherously failed to manage the national economy hence,it has entered in conflict of interest with the Treasury and Ministry of Health.Firstly,I strongly support.If Treasury gives enough funds to the Ministry of Health,then where does this fund go? Right now,our leadership is zero,how would the President hire a private jet at a cost of US$693 million,while we have no medicines in the hospitals,acute food shortages for our populations and contrary,some of the African countries were represented by a handful officers under the leadership of their Presidents.This evidently,demonstrates that Muthalika has lost moral… Read more »
Opals
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Opals
11 days 22 hours ago

Twisted priorities. Short-termistic mindsets. Warped policies. Zero allocative efficiency. Things fall apart. Chipasupasu cha alhomwe pa matengo.

Zanga Ziii Pa Zambia
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Zanga Ziii Pa Zambia
14 days 19 hours ago

Msowoya watani kodi?

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