With 100 percent funding from Malawi Government, the facility aims at decongesting the Eastern Region major referral, Zomba Central Hospital.
Construction of the hospital started in 2012 and was meant to open its doors in 2015. However, work on the health facility was abandoned by the Joyce Banda administration in 2013, only to resume in 2015 after the Peter Mutharika administration pumped in K4.2 billion through the 2014/15 national budget.
The hospital will have a sophisticated laboratory system that will diagnose both communicable and non-communicable diseases. It has a maternity wing, paediatric ward and so many other departments which are not found at Domasi Rural Hospital currently in operation.
The services to be offered are similar to those of a district hospital and will be a relief for not just Zomba, but surrounding districts as well.
In the forth coming 2018/19 national budget currently under debate at the New Parliament Building in Lilongwe, government has also allocated funds for the completion of the hospital.
“In the Health sector, most of the development expenditure is intended for the construction of Phalombe District Hospital, Domasi Community Hospital and the Cancer Centre in Lilongwe.
Mr. Speaker Sir, I am also delighted to inform this august House that the Health sector will in 2018/19 fiscal year continue to benefit from development financing under the donor health joint fund,” said Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe during the presentation of the budget statement.