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Congestion in Mulanje Children’s Ward

MULANJE: Malaria and Pneumonia cases are suddenly on the rise in Mulanje district where officials are now worried as the pediatric ward is fast getting congested.

A senior health official suspects that the development is due to the onset of the rainy season.

District Medical Officer Dr. Elizabeth Nkosi said, for example, the pediatric ward, with a capacity of 66 patients, is now accommodating over a 100 patients because of the increase in new Malaria and Pneumonia cases.

Dr. Nkosi said this on Tuesday December 20, when Plan Malawi-Mulanje Programme Area cheered children in the ward and provided sanitary services by cleaned in and around the ward.

She applauded Plan Malawi for the gesture displayed urging other NGOs to emulate this.

Plan Malawi Country Director Mr Bolaji Akinboro said as a child centred Organization- Plan Malawi wishes to see children grow into healthy and strong adults who would contribute meaningfully to national development.

Items donated include sugar and Likuni Phala. All materials used in cleaning the ward were also left behind for the hospital to continue using. These included brooms, mops , wheelbarrows, plastic pails, shovels and slashers.—Zodiak Online

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