Foreigners to pay for health services in Malawi public hospitals – Minister

Government says it is working out modalities on how Mozambicans living on border districts with Malawi can pay for health services they access in public hospitals.

Dr. Peter Kumpalume, Minister of Health: Working on modalities
Dr. Peter Kumpalume, Minister of Health: Working on modalities

Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume said this on Tuesday in Blantyre when he visited College of Medicine campus of the University of Malawi.

”We are working out modalities on how to stop the foreigners accessing our medicine. We know that these Mozambicans have no health insurance so there is need to work out modalities so that they pay for the medicine,” said Kumpalume.

Mulanje, Mwanza, Ntcheu and Dedza district hospitals are some of public hospitals that serve Mozambicans, putting a strain on resources as the Mozambicans are not budgeted for.

Answering a question, Kumpalume said all College of Medicine graduates are assured of government jobs only if proper procedures are followed.

He said there are laid down government procedures that are followed to the latter before one is recruited in the civil service and that includes job interviews.

Government was recently criticised after over 40 newly graduated medical doctors were recruited in Lesotho and other countries after the government took long to employ them.

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chifuniro kumbanga
chifuniro kumbanga
6 years ago

its true but The minister i need your email or contact i have an important issue to tell you. Please am a concerned citizen i hate seeing people suffering. Please i need to speak to you on my own i cant change things but you have the power to change thats why God chosed you.

KARU UNITED
KARU UNITED
6 years ago

Malawi, Mozambique pachibale! Aluta continua!

tobias
tobias
6 years ago

DR Peter (PhD, not a medical doctor). what you need is a policy THAT EVERYONE PAYS! you act as if its malawian money supporting the health system bwanji? its donor money, no free health care for anyone

ASibande
ASibande
6 years ago

We are like the most moronic nation I swear….. Peter Kumpalume, I expect better and clearer language from you…. WE NEED A NATIONAL ID. Stop talking like there’s a better solution!

MBALUKU CHIEF
MBALUKU CHIEF
6 years ago

THESE BEGGARS ON
THE STREETS ARE
NOT MALAWIANS
THEY ARE FROM NEIGHBOURING
COUNTRIES

QUIZZ THEM
THEY JUST SAY THEY
ARE FROM NTHANJE
BUT THEY ARE NOT

BEGGING ON THE STREET
IS BIG BUSSINESS THAN
WORKING

THEY HAVE TO PAY TAX
TO THE GOVT

Ze Roberto
Ze Roberto
6 years ago

What about Zambian nationals accessing health care at Mchinji hospital? Tread carefully when operationalizing the idea. Use diplomatic language. Malawians benefit a lot from Mozambique of course in a different way.. Go to places like Muloza in Mulanje, Thete (Malirana) in Dedza, Mitundu in Lilongwe you will see what I mean. Products like cooking oil, wheat flour, soap , cereals, motorcycles etc.

Chilungamo Chimawawa
Chilungamo Chimawawa
6 years ago

introduce IDENTITY CARDS you fools!!!!!!!

wawa
wawa
6 years ago

Which services? Speedy Death? and how will you identify them if Malawians don’t have ID’s. Being in the boundary they speak exactly as we do?

Suggestion

Give ID’s to all Malawians before rolling out this idea! otherwise this is an empty talk from the highest office.

Mbili ya bakha
Mbili ya bakha
6 years ago

Koto one mmmimba kuwawa ndi pH were anti ma mozambikaz alive health insurance. Kkkkkkkkk kodi nkutulo pena nduwerengazi nzedidi?
Hediless showbiz nkupalume. R u using brain OK mafinya when said this? So u mean mwians have Heath insurance. Misleading pipo, bastard

zembani
zembani
6 years ago

Here In botswana we are paying

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