Mutharika donates stethoscopes to Malawi College of Medicine students

President Peter Mutharika has donated 100 stethoscopes to third year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students at the College of Medicine Lilongwe Campus as one way of ensuring that medical students have necessary equipment when carrying out their clinical training.

Magomero hands over stethoscopes to one of the students
College of Medicine students in group photo after receiving stethoscopes

Presidential Physician, Colonel Dr Kingsley Magomero made the donation on behalf of the President on Monday at the College’s campus in Lilongwe with an encouragement for the students to work hard so that they become doctors who will serve Malawians with integrity.

He described the donation as very important saying it would go a long way in easing challenges the medical students face in accessing such gadgets especially when they have started practical work.

He said times have changed in such a way that student enrolment has increased over the years which has made colleges experience challenges in providing for students’ needs.

“You know times have changed. When we were medical students decades ago, we used to receive equipment like these so that we could carry out our clinical training well. Now we are talking of more than 100 students and that with other expenses has been very difficult for the college to supply equipment to the trainee doctors,” he said.

The beneficiaries are third year students who are required to start going into hospitals to practice clinical work.

As such, Magomero said the students need to have their own stethoscopes for effective delivery of their practical training.

“Some of these are needy students who could not afford to buy a decent stethoscope. We had to wait until the students are in third year because in second year they don’t need this equipment,” said Magomero.

Chairperson of the 2016 intake of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Welfare Organization, Gift Kanyinji expressed gratitude for the donation describing it as timely since they have now started doing practical work in their studies.

“This is not just like any other donation. These are expensive stethoscopes, durable with a lifespan of five years. So to us we are very happy and we would like to thank the president for this donation,” said Kanyinji.

He said the students have welcomed the president’s call for them to work hard with an open mind saying they would heed the call so that they achieve the goal of becoming good medical doctors.

In February this year, the students wrote a letter to the president requesting him to assist them with the equipment.

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Concerned citizen
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Concerned citizen

Presidents do not donate. He should make robust policies to enable all students in all universities have the equipment the y need to learn effectively.

Justice Usiwa
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Justice Usiwa

Wachepesa fees ndi kupeleka izo?

Dr. Ntuwanyani
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Dr. Ntuwanyani

No ministers to launch these stethoscopes? No ribbons? What a travesty! Where is our damn government when you need them?! Probably prepping for UNGA.

Sahara
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Sahara

Really? Stethoscope? This is stupid! Why not donate real equipment like X Ray or MRI machines? Or even hospital beds would help because patients are sleeping on the floor at KCH. Kadzanja kake kaja kakufunika stethoscope kuti kachire?

braveheart
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..do u know what it does?real equipment & that is not real?Stethoscopes R toys,right? Those sleeping on the floor better know their song. Theres alot of empty beds in private hospitals..why can’t they go there? U ll say they R poor..BUT who made them poor?

BIG P
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BIG P

Kuzayesesa kupanga maintain reparations sopano kkkkkkkkk kuzabwitaso

Mgoloso
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Muthalika doesn’t know what he is doing

Alexander Kazembe
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Alexander Kazembe

Mutharika thinks Malawians are stupid why he is doing and promising a lots of things while there is a case in a court he must know he can’t make us blind pano tinapenya.

Khima
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Khima

Dziko linolo I doubt if our education helps us to solve even any basic problem. Zinthu izizi college ikuyenela kupeza njira zivute zitani yozipezela and distribute to students…amati akapita ku ma “practical” azikachita kuika khutu pa mtima ma patient mkumamvesela????? But anyway zikomo Bwana wathu ngakhele best way was to ensure that the college itself should be in a position to source them for their students.

Alex mgeni
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Alex mgeni

Zaukape Basi. Mukapeze zinthu zopanga donate. Osati manyi wa.

mpilu
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mpilu

cheap politics yeni yeni.
munena nyumba za ma mayor izizi ! nana Chi 2 miles long chi cottage cili ku mmangocici ca body guard chisale mwaciona bwino bwino????
body guard.