Govt to Construct Trauma Centers in Hospitals Along M1 Road
Director of Health and Social Services for Ntcheu, Dr. Stephen Macheso has lamented over lack of space at its Minor Theatre and operating with a single bed for affecting quality health service delivery, especially when assisting road accident victims.
Dr. Macheso claims that with the alarming cases of road accidents in the district, the need to expand the room remains critical.
"Ntcheu has the longest stretch of M1 road and all accidents that occur along the road are referred here. Quality health service delivery is compromised since our Minor Theatre which operates with a single bed, is always overwhelmed and fails to effectively attend to road accident victims," said Dr. Macheso.
On Saturday, Deputy Minister of Health, Chrissie Kalamula Kanyasho, toured the facility to appreciate challenges, where she said that government plans to construct trauma care centers in all hospitals situated along the M1 road, for emergency medical services.
"Government is aware of the issue at hand. Plans are there to construct trauma care centers in hospitals situated along the M1 road to address the problem," said Kanyasho.
In 2020, road accidents claimed at least 84 people in Ntcheu district.