Covid-19 testing lab opens in North Malawi: Mhango launches facility at Mzuzu Hospital

Health minister Jappie Mhango on Saturday officially opened the coronavirus (Covid-19)  testing laboratory room at Mzuzu Central Hospital which will cover the whole of northern region.

Mhango: Mzuzu Central Hospital has also commenced Covid-19 tests, they have done two so far, and have all come out negative.

Speaking to the media after launching the facility, Mhango said out of the two Covid-19 suspects the Mzuzu Central Hospital had, all have tested negative.

He said it takes four hours to get results.

On the welfare of the nurses and frontline health workers, Mhango, who also chairs the Special Cabinet Committee on Covid-19,  said government has already addressed their grievenaces  that include personal protective equipment  and allowances.

Mhango also disclosed that his ministry is tracking all people who travelled abroad recently.

The country has four Covid-19 testing laboratory where one is in Lilongwe and Mzuzu while two in Blantyre.

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Malawi belong to the citizens

Mr health minister, please put those laboratories in all constituencies, atleast closer or near to the citizens. Four are not enough for the whole country.Thats deadly, coronavirus you are dealing with.

2 years ago

Because false negatives of Covid-19 tests have been found in Italy, Spain, UK, USA etc our doctors should still treat people as Covid-19 patients if they have symptoms of Corona-virus. They need to be quarantined and monitored because they might be infectious.

2 years ago

Those may be false negatives. They are common even in developed countries. Watch out, muyika dziko pa chiwopsezo if you let them loose.
However, it has proved to be true that Chilima akayankhula, boma limachita chinyepezi. More reactions to follow!!

2 years ago
Reply to  Jappie

True. In developed countries some negatives are false which has led to hospitals still treating people as Covid-19 patients if the display symptoms.

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