By Fostina Mkandawire
Lilongwe — The Government of the People’sRepublic ofChina on Thursday donated medical equipment and other supplies worth K129 million to Kamuzu Central Hospital and Mzuzu Central Hospital.
Speaking during the official handover ceremony in Lilongwe, Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi said the donation will see doctors, nurses and all health workers motivated so that service delivery is improved. He said this will assist in saving more lives at the two hospitals.
Muluzi said over the ten years since Malawi and China commenced their bilateral relations, China has supported Malawi in several ways, in particular for the Ministry of Health and population which has benefited through the training of doctors, nurses and health managers.
“China sends medical teams comprising different clinical specialists who work at Kamuzu and Mzuzu central hospitals, providing specialist clinical services to our people,” he said.
Muluzi said despite efforts being made. Malawi still faces challenges in its health system including a double burden from infectious and non- infectious diseases, coupled with limited resources for health.