Malawi govt runs out essential drugs in public hospitals

Government has run out essential drugs in most public hospitals across the country.

Bwalia ‘Bottom’ Hospital in Lilongwe. Patients wailt for treatment in the pre-labour ward in crowded conditions. -Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

The drugs include antibiotics and antirabies.

Patients who go to public health facilities are given prescription so that they could by the medical drugs from pharmacies or private hospitals.

Ministry of Health spokesperson Joshua Malango pushed the blame on Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST).

CMST public relations officer Herbert Chandilanga played down the issue.

He said some medical drug suppliers delayed in providing the essential drugs to the CMST from where public hospitals get.

Chandilanga said the medical drugs suppliers are expected to start supplying the drugs to CMST this week.

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Medson
Medson
1 year ago

Eish as big funds are going to fund election, while poor voters will be struggling in public hospitals without medication.

Gerald Katchola-Banda
Gerald Katchola-Banda
1 year ago

And those poverty-stricken women in the picture continue clapping hands to adadi

Malawi belong to the citizens

But you give them votes why?These people have failed.They just want to control the account number one so that they can look important.Malawians we need to change our minds for better,izi zoti ndichipani chakwathu will make the country more poorer.These guys have failed and I believe they don’t have any vision for the country.

Sahara
Sahara
1 year ago

DPP needs money for campaign. Why would they buy drugs to heal the voters? Adadi can’t take care of his ana.

Its a New Day
Its a New Day
1 year ago
Reply to  Sahara

Bakha ndi Bakha ndithu

Bakha Mentality
Bakha Mentality
1 year ago

Unfortunately that is the norm for Malawi, we haven’t had essential drugs in public hospitals for years!!,we have a collapsed health system, its deplorable!, its inhumane!

Nematodes
1 year ago

Actually, we have run out of pain killers (paracetamol).

maliseche
maliseche
1 year ago

We are building soccer stadiums first, our priorities are soooooooo screwed up!!!!

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
1 year ago
Reply to  maliseche

But when ordinary citizens try to exercise their rights to demonstrate DPP uses thugs and police to intimidate / pounce on them. Pano DPP ndiye ayamba kugwiritsa ntchito asilikari. Komatu army siyomenya nayo PHADATU, kkkkk do not be surprised if one day they turn on you. They are also Malawians with children and relatives to support and are also feeling the pinch.

Square
Square
1 year ago

This is too childish to say the least. Put your egos and personal interests out of the welfare of the common Malawians. You don’t pay for these drugs, we pay for them. Don’t be stupid. This should be the last time this happens. We don’t play with human life. Take it, you leave at your own peril.

john telford
john telford
1 year ago
Reply to  Square

Malawians are too peaceful. if something is wrong and society is rotten then use any means to change it , these so called cadets must have a home somewhere , seek them out at night one at a time, they will squeal if they are gelded so deal with them . They will quickly get the message .

Dina
1 year ago
Reply to  john telford

I thought the money is going for campaign and you are rich that we need second election as if the one who will come next will change your life… They are the same

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