Medical Council of Malawi closes Kaporo Rural Hospital

Medical Council of Malawi has closed down Kaporo Rural Hospital in Karonga because it is in dilapidated state and dwindling poor state of sanitation and hygiene.

A patient at Kaporo Health Cente.

Karonga district hospital officer Dr. Fineous Mfune and hospital administrator Clement Gonthi have confirmed the development which has left thousands of people in despair as they have to walk 25 kilometres to access public health services at Karonga district hospital.

“It is an old health facility, it is indeed in dilapidated state, especially the OPD (outpatient department,” said Mfune.

This comes barely days after former president Joyce Banda called on politicians from the political divide to do something on the public health services which she said is now on crisis levels.

The government immediately issued a statement disputing this.

Mfune said the government was working round the clock t rectify the problems so that the rural hospital is open as soon as possible.

“We are making sure that in the shortest period of time, the hospital is open,” he said.

Gonthi, on the other hand, said the hospital might be open within a month.

He said the health facility is over 50 years old as it was built in the 1960s.

The Medical Council rarely closes down public health facilities.

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Female Anopheles fenestus
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Female Anopheles fenestus

My health centre…….Bravo Medical council that site it is indeed a death trap not a hospital at all. Inu a DPP mutisamale we will meet next yr. the 145m you stole can make a very huge difference here. We dont idolise any party here so becareful! All failures and thieves will be voted out. UTM please jack up and use these gaps to ur advantage, its possible to get all the votes in this region

chinyau cha ku Nambuma
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chinyau cha ku Nambuma

failed state

MA D7 MA D6
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MA D7 MA D6

jTHE MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THIS MESS IS ATUPELE –HE DOES NOT GO AROUND TO CHECK WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE GROUND –WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE CAN EMPLOY HIM
AS PRESIDENT OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY ??

MA D7 MA D6
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MA D7 MA D6

THE MINISTER RESPONSIBLE

Aka
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Aka

Closing the health centre is not a good option at all! Find another way. The distance from kaporo to Karonga is just huge. Iponga is also far.
Why should life of some Malawians hung in a balance? This is why we say the MK145 million kwacha would have created a difference.

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

Most health facilities in the country are in bad state . This is a fact whether government denies or not. You don’t have to go far to see for yourself. At Queen Elizabeth Central hospital ceiling in the corridors and wards is falling due to leaking roofing . You can ask yourself, if this is happening at a refferal hospital, what is the state of the other hospitals in the rural area ? Patients are sleeping on mattresses without sheets or blankets. Ndiye nkumati zinthu zilibwino.

My Hope is in MCP
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My Hope is in MCP

I thought Ministry of Health said everything is fine.

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