BNS Isolation Centre Temporarily Closed

BNS Isolation Centre Temporarily Closed

Authorities have temporarily closed the Bingu National Stadium isolation centre following a decline in Covid-19 admissions.

Kamuzu Central Hospital KCH Director Dr. Jonathan Ngoma has told Zodiak Online that at the moment, there are only 9 patients that have been admitted at KCH hence the closure of the facility to avoid costs.

The facility which has the capacity to admit about 250 patients was opened early this year following a shortage of space at KCH.

“BNS was opened to counter the shortage of space back then. The cost of running the facility was higher as we estimated that one patient in a week could use 1 million kwacha.

"After noticing a decline in the number of admissions we thought we could temporarily close the facility. We will still use the facility when need arises,” said Dr. Ngoma.

According to the Ministry of Health, about 40 people have been admitted to the country’s designated isolation centres.

From the outset of Covid 19 in the country, Malawi has recorded over 30, 000 cases and over 100 have succumbed to the contagion.

 

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Last modified on Wednesday, 17/03/2021

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