September 29, 2020

Government Called To Engage Traditional Healers In The Fight Against Corona Virus

Government Called To Engage Traditional Healers In The Fight Against Corona Virus

Government Called To Engage Traditional Healers In The Fight Against Corona Virus

By Alex Charlie

Chiefs in Nsanje district have called on government to engage the African Doctors as one way fostering a common national approach to the fight against the Covid-19.

 Chief  Malemia of the district made the call on Friday when Mister of Trade and Industry, Salim Bagus, visited Nsanje District hospital as part of the ongoing engagement with all stakeholders and to mobilize society to unite against the spread of the COVID-19.

Bagus During the Visit

Speaking in an interview with GT, Malemia said there is need for government to engage Traditional Healers because they interact with most of the  people in the society and provide traditional forms of treatment, medicine and spiritual healing.

The call by Senior Chief Malemia of Nsanje to include Traditional doctors in the fight against corona virus comes barely few days after President Peter Mutharika restructured the ministerial committee and formed an inclusive Presidential Task Force which included Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Public Affairs Committee, medical experts, professionals and other stakeholders.

Meanwhile, Commenting on the matter government Cabinet Minister Salim Bagus said arrangements are under the way to engage more stakeholders including traditional doctors.

“Government of Malawi is working tirelessly to protect its people in the country from the Pandemic”, Bagus said.

He however urged all district Commissioners in the country to engage Traditional leaders and which doctors as one way to fight against Corona virus pandemic.

Currently, the country has registered 37 cases of Covid-19 with 3 deaths while 7 have recovered from the pandemic.