Chilima rescue patients awaiting brain scans at Queen’s Hospital, donates K1 million

Vice President Saulos Chilima has come  to the rescue of patients awaiting brain scans at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre with a donation of K1 million.

Chilima: Made the donation following a social media appeal

This followed a social media appeal by the head of the referral hospital’s Neurosurgical Unit,  Dr Patrick Kamalo earlier in the week in which he reported the breakdown of Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine at the hospital.

MRI is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.

In his appeal, Kamalo said nine patients, including children and accident victims, were stranded because they could not afford to pay for the service at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital where a plain CT brain scan costs about K81 000 and a more complicated one fetches K129 000.

“A few patients have been paying for themselves, but obviously most cannot,” said the doctor.

Moved by the situation,  Chilima immediately stepped in with a donation of  K1 million to meet the bills for the nine patients at Mwaiwathu.

The donation was duly acknowledged by Kamalo in a statement released on Wednesday and seen by Nyasa Times.

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Thyolo Thava boy
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God bless you Dr Chilima, you didn`t blow the trumpet for this assistant. The public hospital seems to lack the line minister because when the hospital authorities complain to the Ministry of Health they are referred to the councils, kodi ndalama zama phasi mungayendetsere chipatala??? Boma latayilira ili iiiii. 2019 amalawi tiwereza sitingalole kuti tipitilize kukhala chonchi

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Cole

I am more impressive with what the Vice President has done. Indeed a leader must always be touched with people’s lives. I have an experience with Dr. Kamalos’ dept. It’s quite a very sensitive dept for people’s lives. Well done Chilima

Nani
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Nani

All these are campaign gimmicks. Chilima has said he is part of government, so what is his government doing?

Austin
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Work up stop! talking Nonsense this is really a merciful job???????

Zameer wa MuthariKarim
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Zameer wa MuthariKarim

Free advice to APM, Nankhumwa & Company: Athandizeni anthu pamene akudwala osadikira akafa kuti mukaSHAYINE pa maliro awo. May the Good Lord bless you SKC.

Godfrey w. Nantali
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Enanu ntchito kulimbirana munthu wakufa kale , kodi wamoyo ndi wakufa wofunika chithandizo ndiye uti ? Anthu A DPP mitu yanu nonse yosagwira . Kampeni pamaliro , aaaaa pepani kwambiri . Nanunso a ACB mukufunamutiuze chani , munayamba mwamanga anthu, zachamba basi. Pamaene mwaona kuti zisankho zayandikira mwayamba kutinunkhisa nkamwa , munamanga ndani pa Malawi pano ? Osangokhala chete bwanji ? Nanga amane anaba chimanga uja mwamusiiranji ? Nanaga uja waba K145, 000, 000.00 mwamusiiranji ? Mukuyesa a Malawi sakuwona eti , muzaziona , mupemphere zolimba kuti mbuyanuyo asaluze , koma akangoluza inunso kumeneko muzatiimva, ndipo muzidyeratu panopa , tizakumana… Read more »

Godfrey w. Nantali
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Mr Chilima , our 2019 Prezident , mumatiimirira, mwapulumusa dziko osati munthu mmodzi ayi. Mulungu akusungeni mpaka May 2019 , voti yanga ndakupasani kale musadandaule ayi .

Omega
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Omega

Patapezeka anthu oterewa okwana 145, tingapeze K145,000,000.00 yothandizila zipatala zingapo.

nambewe
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nambewe

Awa nde a president amene ndimawadziwa ine UTM 2019 fireeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chriss
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Chriss

Timva ma transfer ndithu pamenepa, zaziiiii

jossee
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jossee

Sukunama ase ,timvadi

Word of Advise
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Word of Advise

Lets do cloud Funding. Amalawi titagwilizana we can even buy a machine for thevgovt hospital.

Fundraising activities
Whatever brings money.. With Good planning and Unity we can raise money to buy machines.

The problem is TRUST.

Damalara
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Damalara

Sure uko ndiye kukhala bwana Chilima Vote yanu ndinabwera kale kudzadula ndili nayo ku capetown. Akakwana masiku ndidzabwera nayo.

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