By Senior News Analyst
His Royal Majesty Ngwenyama Inkosi ya Makhosi Gomani V of Ntcheu on Monday commissioned a paying ward at Ntcheu District Hospital.
The ward will help to source additional income for provision of quality health services at the district referral facility.
“This afternoon, I officially opened the Ntcheu district hospital paying wing. The wing has been designed to help compliment health sector reforms at the council.”
He said money that will come from the services will in turn help with the infrastructure at the hospital in general, and as well be used to provide incentives to all those working at the district hospital.” He said.
“We will work hand in hand with the DHO and other stakeholders to ensure that resources to and from the paying wing are utilized effectively.” said Ngwenyama.
Gomani then called upon all those that may need health services from Ntcheu and indeed districts around, or if happen to be along the M1 and need medical attention to patronize the hospital.
“Lastly, I urged the leadership of the hospital and staff to make sure that their is excellency in service delivery, accountability and that proper use of funds should be at the centre of all their activities.” He added.
On his part, Director of Health and Social Services for Ntcheu, Dr. Steven Macheso says they have spent at least MK30 Million to set up the facility within the district hospital.
“We expect to generate 1-3 Million in revenue collection monthly,” said Dr. Macheso.
Activist have on several times bemoaned on insufficient funds as most driver for poor health service delivery in the country.