Malawi officials ban Mozambicans from getting treatment at Dedza hospital

Officials in Dedza have banned Mozambicans and other foreigners from getting treatment at Dedza district hospital as way of preventing the coronavirus  (Covid-19) disease.

Minister Francis Kasaila visits Dedza Hospital: Malawi will implement a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has claimed two lives.

The district has not registered a Covid-19 case but there are threats of the disease because of Mozambicans who flock to the district hospital to seek medical help.

Dedza District Commissioner Emmanuel Bulukutu told journalists on Wednesday after a full council meeting on Wednesday that the decision has been taken by traditional leaders, councillors and other officials to prevent the foreigners, mainly  Mozambicans, from putting the locals at risk of contracting the Coronavirus.

“They also agreed to make sure that the foreigners are not using unchartered  routes to enter into the country,” said the district commissioner.

Meanwhile, new admissions at the hospital are now restricted to serious cases only including expectant mothers who are due to deliver as a measure to decongest the facility in view of the raging COVID19 outbreak.

District Health Office Spokesperson, Mwai Liabunya, says the facility will discharge patients regularly and patients on long term medication such as the diabetic and hypertentive shall get drugs enough for months.

Liabunya, however , said the decongestion will enable the hospital provide patients three meals per day from previous two. No visitors shall be allowed at the facility.

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National CEO
National CEO
10 months ago

Why can’t we start using National IDs at the hospital? We have helped these “Mazambiki” people for a long time.

Malinga
Malinga
10 months ago
Reply to  National CEO

Please stop it…. You have so many Malawian in SA… What if SA can do the same? Do to others what you would like to be done to you. They Are your brothers

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
10 months ago

kkklklll 300.000 allowance yavutapo apo.
Dedza or mozambiki yabwadwa lelo????
a malawi mmaiwala .kunali nkhondo muja bwa!! action would have been put in place after the war if you doint want it to continue serving the mozambq citizems. komabe it cant happen now if Dausi is going there to bribe ID registry.
No wonder minister of education akukaendera mu zipatala to see odzaona odwala zikuenda bwanji than if he had just gone there and take actiomn about corona.
Hahaha Dz hospital eeeee the unhygienic scenarios on the wards eeeee. SAD

samae asminister of disaster kukacititsa invigirate maeso.
Malawi njakata.

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