Blantyre quarantine facility short of beds: Appeal for support

Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) is appealing to partners to assist the office with beds to be used at the quarantine facility at Kameza in the district.

More beds needed for Coronavirus quarantine

Meanwhile, the facility has only 10 beds.

Blantyre District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr. Miriam Jere revealed on Friday of the facility’s situation during a stakeholders’ meeting which attracted a cross section of health partners.

“There are only 10 beds at the facility and in the event that there are a number of COVID-19 confirmed cases, we will have a big problem to accommodate them. We are, therefore, calling upon stakeholders to assist us with additional beds as well as tents so that we are good to go,” said Jere.

Additionally, the DMO described lack of fuel as another challenge affecting the disease fight as the facility had no electricity hence, using generators.

She said “We need over 30 litres of diesel per day for the generator and it’s really costly. We also need fuel to pick up suspected patients at health facilities such Mwaiwathu and Blantyre Adventist Hospitals, therefore need for collaborated efforts.”

She then commended the partners for the good coordination, team work and active surveillance saying this has made the sensitization work easier.

The DHO has so far managed to orient workers and business people from different organizations such as Maone Kriss Offset and Limbe Market.

Partners present at the meeting included One Community, Population Services International (PSI), Pakachere, Story Workshop and Medicines San Frontiers.

Apart from Kameza, there are also quarantine facilities in Mchinji, Karonga, Skin Centre at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Mzuzu Central Hospital and Mwanza.

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S smith
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S smith

That facility looks pathetic to say the least

Kalvin kaliwamba
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Kalvin kaliwamba

If you fail to prepare you’re preparing to fail.Now you don’t have money for medical equipment but you have money to pay lawyers for election case appeal.Educated fools in DPP government

Honestly
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Honestly

The President should appeal to fellow DPP thieves and the billions they have stolen to help. Also the houses they are building with stolen money should be used for quarantine.

I thought he said he put aside billions for this? Mwabanso.

Stop asking for help. The 1st world has been hit too.

Ask Atupele to Donate too as he did to help China.

Kuzolowela kuba basi.

Angoni
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Angoni

Instead of getting treatment from this facility people will contract other diseases, look at the Tent it self how dirty it is. As if it’s a tent for selling tomatoes at the market and yet Jane Ansa and Peter Munthalika are missusing a lot of money to pay for the Lawyers. I wish if there were laws that allows other foreign presidents to rule other countries we should have asked Kagame to rule the country.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

DFID k1.8 million set aside for malawi during the pandemoc.
ku Inia komwe they can send the ventilators is lockdown.

ko.a pajaso mumati tisonlhe????????
mulibe manyazi mimba zanu.

ndalama zose with no accountability on, lelo ndi izi.
timabedi ngati ziwaya. serious!!!!

Owen Singini
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Owen Singini

I understand that ventilators are very important in the treatment of COVID 19. Has Government got sufficient ventilators standing by in the event that the virus strikes us. It would be silly to be looking for ventilators after we have hundreds of Covid 19 patients. Let’s priotise priority items with the little money that we have.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

veysani covid 19 kiti odwalayo zimatani ndipomwe mungati ventilator ndiyosafunika

S smith
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S smith

Ventilators would be a life saver for people who have been infected with corona virus . It looks that we don’t have sufficient in the country

Maxwell Umar
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Maxwell Umar

Billion yomwe apanga aside a Peter ili kuti? MEC spending millions…. Use that money to buy zinthu zofunika

Opportunist
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Opportunist

Pathetic

cconcerned citizen
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cconcerned citizen

What kind of a quarantine centre is this? No electricity, possibly there is also no water, Are there toilets?
Look at the bare beds without bed sheets and blankets. Patients will be sleeping on bare mattresses just like at queens. Yet the gov. wants to spend billions on stadiums for private football clubs.

Amuna Kudambo
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Amuna Kudambo

Asking for help yet you can afford South African lawyers at half a billion kwacha. How many beds can that amount buy? Atsogoleri opanda chisoni. The WORST president Malawi has ever had Pitala Mutharika.

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