Expert Calls for COVID-19 Counselling to Form 4 Students

Matemba Matemba - file photo

Health rights activist, Maziko Matemba, has called on the ministry of health to provide counseling to Form Four students as a way of motivating them as more students are testing positive for COVID-19.

He said this as the students are sitting for the Malawi School Certificate of Education examinations (MSCE).

“The students’ minds need to be well prepared and concentrate on their exams.

“They should also take the mass testing exercise as an opportunity to understand the virus and how to overcome it while calling on day scholars to exercise care to avoid further spread of the pandemic,” he said.

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera announced a three week school closure in order to disinfect school premises.

Meanwhile, some students in Neno district have complained about lack of proper care at their isolation centers; saying they are just being provided with amoxicillin drug and words of encouragement.

This has reportedly forced some to escape into their homes for proper care.

Neno District Hospital Public Relations Officer, Caroline Banda, says her office has not received the complaint nor the hospital ombudsman office.

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