Chigwere Hospital, Constructed by Rosarian Sisters, to Serve 20,000 Population
Chigwere in Nkhatabay, Malawi - The Rosarian Sisters, a Catholic congregation, are constructing a hospital in Chigwere, a village located 20 kilometers from Mzuzu city. The hospital is expected to serve a population of 20,000 people, with a special focus on pregnant women and children who have to travel long distances to receive medical attention.
The hospital will feature a maternity ward that can accommodate up to 20 women, an outpatient department, and a children's room that can house around 10 children. It will also have observation rooms for males and females that can each accommodate up to five people.
The construction of the hospital has been made possible through the help of various individuals and organizations. The Italian Bishops have provided support for the building of the hospital, while Mr. and Mrs. Nyirenda and their family have helped with the finishing touches such as painting, flooring, and the installation of solar and water systems. The congregation and Africa Directo have also supported the hospital's construction by providing guardian shelter, toilets, kitchen, and laundry facilities.
The hospital is expected to be a lifeline for the community, providing critical medical care to pregnant women and children. The long distances to Mzuzu city and other medical facilities have often resulted in delayed medical attention, which can have dire consequences for the health of the patients.
According to Sister Theresa Msukwa councilor for health, the Chigwere Hospital is a welcome addition to the area. "We are excited to bring this hospital to Chigwere, and we hope that it will make a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve. We are grateful for the support we have received from our partners, and we look forward to working with them to improve the health and well-being of our community."
The Chigwere Hospital is expected to open its doors in the coming months, providing a much-needed source of medical care to the community.