Ambulance crisis hits Ntcheu District

Health and medical workers in Ntcheu have expressed concern over lack of ambulances in the district as there are only three ambulances to serve 500 000 people.

Sources at the district health office said the situation is hampering delivery health services to the people.

“We have six ambulances at the district health office but three are grounded due to break downs, the situation is very pathetic,” said our source.

The source said health centres like Phanga are hit most because they are in the remotest areas, about 126 kilometres from the district health office and relies on the ambulances.

District Commissioner for Ntcheu Smart Gwedemula said the grunded ambulances will soon be back on the road therefore there was no need to worry.

Health ministry spokesperson Joshua Malango said the government s buying 100 ambulances some of which will go to Ntcheu.

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NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
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NYABINGHE WARRIOUR

KOMATU NDIKWAO KWA TAMBWALI UJA CHILIMA NDI CHIMULIRENJI KOMA AKULEPHERA KUTHANDIZAKO ZOMVESA CHISONI

Brian Ntupanyama
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Brian Ntupanyama

What has been the influence of Chilima between 2014 and 2018. People of Ntcheu should ask this man to account for his VP status. He has nothing to show for it! What a shame.

guy jobo
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guy jobo

Sir if vice presidents from the time of Muluzi tell you that they are just puppets of their presidents what else do you want to know.Hon Malewezi came from Ntchisi,Hon Chilumpha fom Nkhotakota, Hon Joyce Banda from Zomba, Hon Chilima from Ntcheu,tell me among them who brought delopment to their distrcts as vice presidents.HE was in Ntchisi and promised development.this should tell us a story.do not practice politics of hate.Chilima had and has no say about Ntcheu.lets wait and see if he wins thats when we can judge him.

Jijo
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Jijo

What does the DC mean by ‘there’s no need to worry’? He has not fixed the problem yet, the answer itself is vague as there’s no time frame as to when he will fix the problem, there’s to commitment at all in his reply. Similarly the man from the ministry says he will buy 100 ambulances, by when? How many will go to ntceu? Sleeping on the job and smoothing problems will not help Malawi develop ladies and gentlemen. We must be accountable and committed to do our jobs and serve the people better. Don’t play with people’s lives you… Read more »