MP Lunguzi calls for Ebola screening in all Malawi borders

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Dedza East parliamentarian Juliana Lunguzi  has said  the Ministry of Health should not only concentrating on screening people for Ebola in airports and disregarding many other small borders.

The MP who is also chair of parliamentary health committee  said they noted that health authorities are emphasizing the screening at the airports, “but what about our other borders where people are also coming in and going out?”.

Lunguzi, a trained nurse, said they are equally concerned with Ebola virus considering the current shortage of medical supplies in public hospitals.

Lunguzi: All Borders
Lunguzi: All Borders

On Thursday the ministry dispelled rumors of a suspected Ebola case in the administrative capital Lilongwe, which went viral on social media Wednesday

Addressing a news conference in Lilongwe Thursday morning, health officials assured Malawians not panic over the reports of a suspected Ebola case at a hospital in Lilongwe, claiming it was medically confirmed untrue.

According to Chief of Health Services Dr. Charles Mwansambo, the false alarm was raised by “an irresponsible employee (or student)” at the hospital.

Likewise, Members of the Parliamentary Committee also on Wednesday banged heads to ascertain whether or not Malawi has the capacity to respond to the Ebola virus.

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