Malawi public hospitals to have A&E: Minister Muluzi says health ministry to construct accident emergency care units

Minister of Health, Atupele Muluzi, says the ministry will soon start constructing accident emergency care units in all district hospitals along the M1 road and some central hospitals in the country.

Muluzi being briefed at Ntcheu hospital

Muluzi disclosed this in an interview  when he visited Ntcheu District Hospital recently to appreciate the extent of damage caused by fire which gutted down part of the facility on January 4, 2018.

The minister said it was sad to note that district hospitals along the M1 road such as Ntcheu have no A&E (accident and emergency) care units, a development he said makes it difficult for such facilities to handle road accident victims whenever an accident occurs.

“We are now in a process of establishing accident emergency services in all the district hospitals along the M1 road where we will see the facilities being upgraded. The hospitals will have an emergency unit which will also include an ambulance with support from World Bank,” said Muluzi.

Muluzi said the first phase will cost about three million US dollars (about K2.2 billion).

The minister said his ministry anticipates that the project will go a long way in addressing some of the challenges that arise when accidents occur, where victims fail to get proper medical care and support due to lack of skilled personnel and equipment.

According to Muluzi, the personnel that will be manning the accident emergency care units will be going for training soon.

He disclosed that the first phase will cover Ntcheu and Dedza district hospitals before constructing such units at Kamuzu and Queen Elizabeth Central Hospitals and Balaka district hospital.

“Our wish is to see these accident emergency units be operational soon. Ntcheu and Dedza district hospitals lie along the M1 road and whenever road accidents occur, these are the hospitals that handle the victims, hence the need to be considered first,” said Muluzi.

Ntcheu District Health Officer, Dr Mike Chisema welcomed the development, saying it will help the facility to provide quality health care to accident victims in times of need.

“This is a good development as you know accidents occur anytime and this will help us to have a ready team that will be able to handle the victims when it happens,” said Chisema

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ndele
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hry young man watch youtube PETER PICALDI i think and see how pediatric ward KCH pile children in one bed -5- and now cholela.. i know if you plan a visit they will move around the sick children around to hide the truth as always. do the reseach first then you can you start your litanies.

ndele
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it appears like just before end of last year and as we are going on in this year there has been lots and lots and lots built castles in the air. WHY????????????????????? can you guys pin and this culture of corruption etc. if its capped then you can go ahead whoever with your team may be you man havent done enough research on malawi national health services. tate wake anaba ndalama and stopped people in a certain area i mean a very remote area of which wasw a big welcome to the locals . but as a routine thing ,… Read more »
ndele
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ya ya ya ya. all this time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ???????????????????????????????????????????/
just showing biz . gettinh fat bum yes we need A&E after stroke. just piles of lies and lies. why cant it just happen than all these litanies and prechings.

Zagwa
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Everywhere in Malawi hospitals is A&E. Don’t make a mockery of it. You, Muluzi, DONT go to these public hospitals because Your father stole too much from us and You get medical attention abroad on our taxes. Wait, day of reckoning is around the corner!!! Zimatembenuka! We have seen it

Muzandifuna
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You can build all the E&A units all over the country Mr Muluzi but you still have to adress the main issues in Malawi. In case you don’t know our problems…. Here is a short list off the top of my head. Poverty, Umbuli, Matenda Tsankho and Corruption etc. What Malawi needs are better infrastructures. Better buildings, better roads, and better water and power supplies for it to be a functioning society. This country will not develop under the current conditions, it will continue to regress while the rest of the world is progressing. The well trained professionals your talking… Read more »
7777999
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Brilliant idea. Lots of people have lost lives due to lack of such facilities. A big pat on the back. Dpp we thank you.

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