President Peter Mutharika yesterday cheered victims of the Kampepuza Market road accident who are admitted to Ntcheu District Hospital.
The accident happened last Friday.
Cheering the patients in male and female wards, the President wished them quick recovery and good health.
He also commended Ntcheu District Hospital staff for their untiring efforts in ensuring that the victims are taken care of.
Ntcheu district health officer Mike Chisema said all the seven victims at the hospital are in a stable condition and that they are being monitored closely.
“We are giving them all the necessary care. As you have seen, some of them have started walking but there are others that have not yet started walking. We are trying our best to ensure they all get well, soon,” he said.
Three other victims were referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe.
Before visiting Ntcheu District Hospital, Mutharika, who was on a whistle-stop tour to Lilongwe, stopped at Kampepuza Market, the accident scene, and observed a minute of silence in honour of those that died during the accident.
On Friday, a truck rammed into a crowd of people at Kampepuza Market killing 17 people on the spot and injuring several others.
The death toll has since risen to 21. n