Amid concerns that the country continues to face health challenges, non governmental players in the sector are not spared as Embangweni Mission Hospital is struggling to clear out debt it owes different medical suppliers.
This have come into light when the hospital which is under Christian Central African Presbyterian (C.C.A.P) Synod of Livingstonia organised prayers and fasting at Kalungulu Hill to ask God’s intervention in the hospital’s situation.
Dr Kondwani Zgambo told the media last month that the hospital is sinking as it cannot offer important services such as neonatal, primary health care and maternal care because of the financial challenges at hand.
He said that the hospital owes different medical suppliers about MK32million.
He added that the problem has been there for six months now.
Financial challenges at the hospital are contributing towards a high number of mortarity rate due to inadequate care as in some cases mothers deliver on the way.
According to Zgambo the hospital decided to organize prayers and fasting service at Kalungulu Hill to cry unto the Lord to intervene in the situation as the facility is in need of over MK40 million to run normally.
Zgambo further said that apart from other services, the hospital has no running ambulances which can help in terms of emergency situation or in referrals, and call upon well-wishers to bail them out of the situation.