Over 390,000 People To Benefit From Phalombe District Hospital Now Taking Shape: APM Delivering
Under construction: Phalombe District hospitalThe Phalombe district hospital which has all along been a campaign too by other political party’s is now a reality with the leadership of Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika and his DPP led government.
Phalombe District Hospital which is under construction has now taken shape and the contractor has promised that it is expected to be finished by September 30 2019.
The hospital project is jointly funded by Malawi Government, contributing about $5million (about K3.6 billion), Arab Bank for African Development (Badea) contributing $7 million (K5.1 billion) and Saudi Fund for Development contributing $12 million (K9.2 billion).
Phalombe DHO Ketwin Kondowe said his office spends over K19 million per month to refer patients to Holy Family Mission Hospital, a Christian Health Association of Malawi (Cham) hospital and Zomba Central Hospital but once the project is completed, they DHO office will save a lot of money
No more refering patints to Zomba once the project is completed
“As a direct beneficiary of this project, we are happy that the hospital is taking shape. The hospital will help to curb some of the challenges we are facing,” said the DHO.
Kondowe said the money, which the district spends on the service level agreement, will be used for other important activities such as procurement of medical drugs.
Traditional Authority (T/A) Kaduya commended government for allocating money for the construction of the hospital.
“Contractors are doing a commendable job to make sure that people of Phalombe should start accessing quality health service in their district. The project has already started benefiting communities as some have been employed at the site,” she said.
Phalombe District has population of over 393 000 people, according to the National Statistical Office (NSO).