Mozambicans overwhelm Chikwawa hospital: Use uncharted routes to enter Malawi

Health workers at Ngabu Rural Hospital in Chikwawa say the health facility is overwhelmed with Mozambicans who seek medical attention and have since asked the government for protective gear against coronavirus.

Chikwawa District Hospital

An official Griffin Banda says the hospital gets 1,200 patients from Mozambique every month which threatens lives of health workers as well as other patients and Malawians in view of the covid-19.

“They use unchartered routes to come to Malawi, they take advantage of our porous borders.

“When we ask them their home, they lie that they come from Malawi,” said Banda.

He said some of them use Sojini or Mazoma island to get to Malawi, saying sometimes they use east bank.

Chikhwawa and Nsanje districts are entirely surrounded by Mozambique.

There were no immediate comments from authorities in Malawi and Mozambique on the matter.

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2 years ago

Send them back.There cruel people in their country

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
2 years ago

Tifuse pitala.
sanatseke ma border

Mbwiye Wapata
Mbwiye Wapata
2 years ago

Why are they being assisted in the first place? Was this not one of the the reasons why we decided to have national IDs so that citizens can use those to access public services? Then why would the hospital assist those without first identifying who they are?…With the level of corruption in this country,i will not be surprised that someone at that hospital is charging the Mozambiquans …its a money making scheme!!!!…some people are personally benefiting that’s why they continue to entertain them…At QECH citizenry are paying for services that should be free and the nurses and doctors are pocketing… Read more »

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