Malawi Covid-19 tests are accurate, trust us – PS for health

Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Dan Namarika has assured the public that they should have trust in the medical personnel that the country has and that the texts they are carrying on coronavirus (Covid-19) are accurate.

Namarika: Trust us the tests are real and accurate

Namarika was reacting to social media reports that indicated that the positive Covid-19 cases registered so far are not trustworthy.

Malawi has recorded four Covid-19 cases by Saturday.

“It is not unusual to have someone test negative and then test positive later,” Namarika said.

He said this is normal in the medical field.

The Secretary for Health  said the test kits used  in Malawi are the standard recommended kits used across Africa.

On his part, Minister of Information Mark Botomani expressed concern with the increase in “fake news”  on social media which is causing panic .

Meanwhile, ,Malawi Health Equity Network (Mhen) has backed calls by some stakeholders for the government to recruit more healthcare workers  as Covid-19 spreads in the country.

Mhen Executive Director George Jobe says this is something they have been advocating for and engaging the government to consider.

“We have always asked the government to recruit all the healthcare workers that qualified and graduated but have not been given jobs. That should not just be for coronavirus but for the sake of universal health coverage,” he said.

The vacancy rate in Malawi’s health sector is at 52 percent.

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Nasingwe
Nasingwe
8 months ago

The moment one hears Words of justification, know that its a lie
TRUST ME
BELIEVE ME
CAN I SHOW
Well, noone asked to justify yourself dude,,!!!!
you know the 3 go together
PRIDE
LIE
THEFT
mark my words

Ngalamayi
Ngalamayi
8 months ago

When has anything coming from this government been trustworthy?

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

We dont trust this government, nanga MK 300,000 sitting allowance for these ministers everytime they give a covid 19 press briefing? Shame

Cosmas Chandamale
Cosmas Chandamale
8 months ago

I would rather get this information from Dr. Amos Nyaka than Danny boy. Anamarika izi simungathe. Simatenda ambalame awa!!

Phiri
Phiri
7 months ago

Amos Nyaka wazithawa. Dokotala wanji wochita resign when there is a pandemic.

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