Tags: QECH

Lolic donates to QECH

Light of Life International Church (Lolic) on Saturday donated various food items and anointed water commonly known as Water of Life to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH). The donation, worth about K450 000, surprised the donors themselves, saying they could not believe that the hospital could allow the patients to receive the ‘water of life’.…

QECH dialysis unit ‘shuts down’

  Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre has temporarily shut down its dialysis unit because it has no reagents, putting lives of patients with renal failure and other kidney problems at risk. The development has financially strained the health facility as it is now being forced to ferry the patients to and from Kamuzu…

Govt finally recruits doctors, others

  After a lengthy wait, newly graduated medical doctors, pharmacists and physiotherapists can now breathe a sigh of relief as government has finally hired them. The health workers have waited for about five months to be taken on board after the Ministry of Health (MoH) was forced to put on hold their recruitment due to…

Government in cover-up

  In what is a cover-up for government’s failure to finance public health institutions, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has directed water boards not to disconnect water from public hospitals for non-payment of bills unless the minister approves the action. The directive comes against the background of reduced funding to the health…

Rotary Club of Blantyre donates to QECH

The Rotary Club of Blantyre on Thursday donated ten wheelchairs, walkers and clutches to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre. Speaking after donating the items, president of the Club Omega Mulwafu said QECH is assisting patients from all over the country and beyond, hence needs support from all sectors of the society. “We have a long…

NPL bails out Mchinji District Hospital

Nation Publications Limited (NPL), through its Mother’s Day Fun Run project, has today donated medical equipment worth K30 million to Mchinji District Hospital. The equipment includes mattresses and oxygen concentrators, delivery sets, thermometers, and stethoscopes. It is envisaged that the equipment will help improve maternal health in the district whose maternal deaths are estimated at…

Musician Andrew Matrauza dies

Renowned musician Andrew Matrauza, popularly known for his hit Musadabwe, died Thursday morning at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre. Joseph Tembo, who produced Matrauza’s Musadabwe album and who was also his closest friend, confirmed the development in an interview. Tembo said Matrauza, who has been in South Africa for some time and returned…

Access, ENT launch outreach programme

Access Communications in partnership with Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) last Thursday launched Timvane, a free outreach programme designed to treat people with nose, ear and throat problems. Initially, ENT was only conducting services at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), but the coming in of Access Communications will see the organisation conduct outreach programmes. Access…

One dead, two injured in Chilomoni accident

One person died while two others sustained serious injuries when a minibus they were travelling in failed to negotiate a sharp bend and overturned in Blantyre’s Chilomoni Township on Tuesday night. The two injured persons were admitted to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) where they are receiving treatment. Speaking in an interview on Thursday, Blantyre…

I’m alive, says Izeki

Amid widespread rumours that he has died, celebrated comedian John Nyanga has brushed aside the monger mill, saying he is recovering from a bout of tuberculosis. The thespian, who trades under the moniker Izeki alongside longtime partner Eric Mabedi in Izeki ndi Jakobo, is hospitalised at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre. Nyanga, speaking…

Trust for science journalism in Malawi

Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome (MLW) Trust has stressed the need for Malawi to have journalists who specialise in science reporting if health-related issues and research papers are to be reported widely. Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of a two-day Journalists’ Capacity Building Workshop on Science Reporting held in Blantyre on Tuesday and Wednesday, MLW media…

Family alleges police brutality

A family in Blantyre’s Chilomoni Township related to the late Dyson Mjojo, whose mysterious death prompted irate residents to torch Chilomoni Police Sub-station in June this year, has accused police officers of brutally torturing them during a dawn raid on Saturday. Family members told The Nation police officers went to one of their relations’ house…