Govt to install oxygen plant at Mzuzu Central Hospital

Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda says plans to install an oxygen plant at Mzuzu Central Hospital is at an advanced stage.

Chiponda – right- meets health workers during the tour

Kandodo said this after visiting health facilities in Mzuzu and Mzimba to see how they are coping with the spike in covid-19 cases.

“My team at the ministry is finalizing drafting the Technical specifications of the Gas plant to be installed in Mzuzu.

“It has taken time due to the fact that  it will be different from the ones in Lilongwe and Blantyre as the one to be installed in Mzuzu will be a heavy duty plant which will not only serve Mzuzu Central Hospital but surrounding district hospitals in the region,” she said.

She however expressed concern over the slow progress in the construction of a Covid-19 field hospital in Mzuzu similar to that of Blantyre Youth Centre in Blantyre and Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

Chiponda said the Mzuzu field hospital should be completed within the week for the facility to be fully operational by Monday.

Later, she visited the construction work being done at Mapale Health also known as Mzuzu health center where a maternity wing is being extended.

In the afternoon, she visited Mzimba District Hospital and isolation centre where she was briefed how the district is managing the Covid 19 patients and also challenges which they are facing.

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Concerned citizen
1 month ago

We have now clocked 1 year with covid in our midst. What body of knowledge has our local medical profession built with regards to the pandemic? What have we as a nation learnt? What are the current demographics of the mortalities, what can we learn from this. How can each individual improve their individual chances of beating the virus if they are to get it. How many kgs should they lose …. One year on, I did expect alot more leadership and guidance from our medical professionals, based on a well researched body of knowledge, but I am not aware… Read more »

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
1 month ago

Why is it that the Northern Region is always last when it comes to development? Northern Region People’s Lives Matter.

Wakwithu is bad poison
Wakwithu is bad poison
1 month ago

10% population can not be at par with 50 and 40% population. We need equal zones in this country which should be treated the same in terms of resources allocation. Its nonsese to build three schools, 1 in south for 50% , 1 in center for 40% and 1 in North for 10%. By putting north at same par as other religions, northerners just shown their usual selfiness and tribal tendencies.

Mwetanilhapo Nginere Elho
Mwetanilhapo Nginere Elho
1 month ago

Nchifukwa chake you will lose next elections again. The North has migrated alot.

Gugu
Gugu
1 month ago

even though they have migrated. The tribes are still small. Less than Achewa on their own

Muroma2
Muroma2
1 month ago

Then mukhala choncho chifukwa amene adzawine will leave out again, chifukwa cholankhula mudzikondaku! Godall Gondwe ndi uyu achita nagti wotola mpira m galaundi, zonsezi chifukwa cha makani. what Wakwithu has said makes sense though its not the cause, but by putting it in election matter, i tell you its a big mistake. kaya mwina Enock akhala President mwina.

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 month ago

Nkhumanya cha

Dexter
Dexter
1 month ago

Which northerner lives in the north. Amapita akamwalira.

Concerned citizen
1 month ago

Very competent.

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