Artemis Hospital of India has deployed three specialists to Malawi to treat patients diagnosed with various ailments, including cancer and heart conditions, Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed.
The hospital is one of the facilities Malawians with complicated cases are referred to.
The ministry’s spokesperson Adrian Chikumbe said in an interview yesterday the doctors are expected to start their clinics next Monday.
He said: “Their areas of specialisation are oncology [cancer] and paediatrics [conditions in children]. Their coming is a huge relief to the country because all their services will be free. They are meeting costs of everything, including registration and travel.”
Chikumbe said clinics will be conducted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre on Monday and Tuesday while Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe will have clinics on Wednesday and Thursday.
He said: “They will finish their assignments at Mzuzu Central Hospital on the 29th of April 2016. These are experienced specialist doctors whose coming will not only benefit patients with special ailments, but also local doctors because we are going to assign local doctors whom they will work with in all these clinics.”
The ministry has since urged patients with complicated cases to take advantage of the development to get specialist treatment. n