Thursday, September 24, 2009

Minister says new NB hospital on pace

Malawi's Minister of Health Professor Moses Chirambo says that the Nkhatabay hospital should be attributed to the wise leadership of Bingu wa Mutharika. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Chifundo Gama

The construction of the ultra modern hospital in the northern region lake side district of Nkhatabay is said to be a good footing, Malawi Digest understands.

Minister of Health Professor Moses Chirambo disclosed this in an interview with Malawi Digest on the sidelines of a function in the administrative capital, Lilongwe.

The minister said that clearance and levelling at the construction side for the new Nkhatabay District Hospital has been completed.

“What remains is now is the start for the main construction works after the clearing stage,” he said.

The Minister disclosed that the Bingu wa Mutharika led administration decided to construct a new hospital in Nkhatabay in order to ease overcrowding at the existing health facility,”

“The current Nkhatabay District Hospital building is very small and old to service the high population of the district and huge demand for medical services in the area,” he said.

The Minister disclosed that Nkhatabay district has a population of nearly 240,000 and that as a result this huge population cannot be served from a facility that was built in 1959 targeting a smaller population at that particular time.

Professor Chirambo said that the construction of the new district hospital in Nkhatabay can only be attributed to the wise, dynamic and visionary leadership of Malawi State President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika who came up with the idea.

According to Ministry of Health officials, the new Nkhatabay District Hospital is expected to ease space problems and improve on the healthy delivery services in the district.

The hospital is expected to cost the Malawi government nearly MK10.7 billion and the project is expected to be completed in two years-Malawi Digest.

1 comment:

  1. Bingu iyayi mukuyesetsa ndi boma lanu kumanga zipatala pitilizani coz this will improve welfare of people in the country.