Unpaid debts of close to K10 million are crippling operations at CCAP Livingstonia Synod’s Embangweni Mission Hospital.
Embangweni Mission Hospital director, Kumbukani Zgambo, said some communities surrounding the hospital have failed to pay them.
“Sometimes we discharge them and allow them to go hoping they will pay us back but that never happens and it bears a lot of trouble on our operations,” said Zgambo.
Presently, Zgambo said, the hospital operates without an ambulance and is failing to fix its non-running ambulance that used to ferry patients to Mzimba District Hospital.
Said Zgambo: “We have already lost two patients since January because of the problem. We might lose more.”
The hospital has been operating without donor support for some years now, a development that has forced the hospital administration withdraw some services.
Located some 32 kilometers from the Mzuzu-Lilongwe M1 road, Embangweni hospital is currently operating with a one-month essential drugs consignment.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :