Nthambi Private Hospital was opened on Saturday in Area 43, Lilongwe to complement the delivery of health services to the residents.
The clinic is owned by a nurse, Pamela Masoka, 29, who decided to open this hospital so that she could easily reach out and assist people.
She said in an interview that the opening of the new clinic was aimed at addressing problems that are not always talked about and seen but make people unhealthy such as depression.
“I decided to open this hospital so that I could reach to a number of people that are not healthy. World Health Organisation (WHO) defines healthy as a complete social, physical, spiritual and psychological wellbeing not necessarily just the absence of sickness or infirmity, I saw it fit to implement this.
“In my aspect of health care, I would like to reach out to the person’s heart and deal with those problems that are not always talked about and seen but make people unhealthy like depression,” Masoka with her career in nursing and midwifery, said.
She explained that the fact that the clinic would be run by a nurse would make it unique as nurses usually are more close to the patient and prioritizes the needs of the patient.
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The facility will have an in and outpatient department, labour and delivery, surgical, orthopaedics, physiotherapy and under five department.
Among other main services this facility will offer, cervical cancer screening, under five clinic, free HIV testing and counselling and will have a chaplain counselling which will help people who are struggling with depression and stress.
Nthambi Hospital is an expansion of two clinics which were opened last year in the Areas 49 and 25 in the same city of Lilongwe.
This new clinic has a capacity of 10 beds.
Masoka has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Midwifery at Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) and also attained a Master of Science in Public Health scholarship in China.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :