Mangochi South West parliamentarian Justin Majawa has organised medical camps worth K19 million ($33 807.83) for his constituents. The campaign will run from Sunday to Tuesday.
He said people in his constituency have been expressing worries due to infections and challenges being faced in their localities.
“Funding for the camps has been sourced through friends from the United States. I have hope that the medical camps, targeting about 200 000 people from my constituency and the boundaries of Mangochi such as Ntcheu and Balaka, will help to reduce infections and disease problems and decongest health centres,” said Majawa.
He said the drugs that are to remain after the camps will be donated to Mangochi District Hospital. The drugs were donated by Drug International and Authentic Medicals.
Majawa added that one medical supervisor and others from the three health centres in the constituency will lead a team of well-trained and certified medical volunteers from Blantyre and Lilongwe to help people with minor problems.
“All those with health problems requiring serious medical attention will be referred to the district hospital,” he said.
Over one million people were affected by the floods, which damaged houses and household property, crops and infrastructures such as roads, bridges and irrigation facilities.