Medical workers and the community around Mfera Health Centre in Chikhwawa are coexisting following the intervention of Patient and Community Welfare Foundation (Pawem),Â which brought rights education to both parties.
For the past two years, there have been physical fights between the community and medical personnel over patient treatment differences were not new. Now that both parties have been oriented on their rights and obligation, it is now a thing of the past.
Pawem donated two bicycles on Saturday to Mfera Health Centre Advisory Committee to ease their mobility to carry on a joint community civic awareness campaign on patientsâ€™ rights and obligations and health workersâ€™ rights and obligations.
Pawem board chairperson Stanley Moyo said the use of the bicycles would bridge the gap between the patients and health workers.
He thanked the Malawi Health Equity Network for supporting the organisation in procuring the bicycles.
Senior health surveillance assistant at the health centre, Grant Mpemberera, welcomed the donation of the bicycles. He said since Pawem came to the area with education on patient rights and those of health workers, there is coexistence between the two sides.