Nankhumwa cheers cancer patient, pledges help

Leader of opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa coming from a trip at Zomba Prison where he made donations of protective gear for Covid-19, stopped over at Kachere in the city of Blantyre to visit a seriously ill Lipo Sarcoma cancer patient who needs urgent specialist medical attention.

Nankhumwa cheers cancer patient

The patient, Margaret Chiwisa, 23, was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. She has undergone operation once but now survives on chemotherapy, according to her mother, Agnes Nkonangona.

Nankhumwa said he was alerted about Margaret’s condition via a ‘Sapitwa’ WhatsApp group where one member asked him to do something about it.

“I came to see her and I am saddened by her situation. I will do everything to ensure that she is helped.

“I wish to ask well-meaning individuals and organizations to come to Margaret’s rescue,” said Nankhumwa, who also serves as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice President for the Southern Region and MP for Mulanje Central.

A recent study by Kamuzu Central Hospital consultant urologist Dr. Charles Mabedi and others found that mortality attributable to cancer in the general population is poorly understood due to lack of a vital registration system.

Mabedi and others decry lack of cancer registry to track cancer cases in the country.

They note that a population-based cancer registry is only well established in the Southern Region while registries in the Central and Northern regions are based on tertiary hospital level data only.

Ministry of Health principal secretary Dr. Dan Namarika said government is working hard to contain cancer.

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Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
5 months ago

Cancer patients are in the highest risk category for contracting COVID-19 disease and it is so frustrating that the whole leader of opposition who is also part of the presidential task force on COVID-19 could visit a cancer patient without even wearing a face mask.

I appreciate that mr Nankhumwa is so desperately trying to win hearts and minds on the political arena but exposing this cancer patient’s life to COVID-19 is unacceptable…..and I urge the leader of the opposition to apologise to the entire Malawi nation for this stupid act….

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
5 months ago

Iwenso nde mbuzi. Ndalama mun’kaba ndi ambuye ako was more than enough to build and equip specialists hospitals in Malawi.

James
James
5 months ago

This woman needs help. God bless her!!! It is a shame the government can’t invest in good Cancer clinic for its poor citizens.
Those who are busy plundering our resources and government officials can go abroad for cancer treatment hence they don’t see any need to give us one.
The question is, how do they sleep at night seeing people like this woman?

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
5 months ago

The most active Leader of Opposition ever since our nation incorporated multiparty is Kondwani Nankhumwa. His language is smooth. He is using all the avenues to be visible so that at the launch of his party leadership whether it is DPP or a new political wagon. Currently he is the most conspicuous DPP functionary across Malawi. Others may choose to smear him just to frustrate his bid for leadership he is doing veritable groundwork. The parliament is in recession he is conducting very relevant visits which will assist to attract donations for the individuals in agony

Aristotle
Aristotle
5 months ago

Chonde a mbuye dzanja lanu lamachilitso liwakhudze odwalawa.

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