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Leading online news website on Malawi, Nyasa Times, has clocked seven years since its inception and its management has expressed profound gratitude to its readers for the support. “It doesn’t look far since we launched the online publication. The Nyasa Times readers have been wonderful and the publication in 2013 experienced an upsurge of visitors to the online publication rocketing to over 20 million.
Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Malawi’s commercial capital of Blantyre, the biggest referral hospital in the Southern Region, is operating without dialysis machines – forcing kidney patients to scramble for healthcare at the Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe, Nyasa Times has learnt. Ministry of Health spokesperson Henry Chimbali said the hospital will have to wait until next month [February] when the Ministry gets new machines from South Africa.
Malawi government refused renewal of Temporary Employment Permit (TEP) to Indian pharmacist Balakrishna Saroji Shibu over “questionable character”, Nyasa Times understands. Shibu was working with Crown Pharmaceuticals and Research Laboratories Limited as its Chief Executive Officer. However, his TEP renewal was refused after reports by the Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board (PMPB), over K25 billion (about $83 million) drug tender scandal.
The ruling Peoples Party (PP) just ended primary elections has seen more than 45 aspirants going through unopposed. PP has for over a month been conducting primary elections across the country to endorse Parliamentary candidates as well as councillors for the May 20th tripartite elections with some of the results thrown into disputes.