Malawi government launches probe into Covid-19 vaccine for ‘Asians first’ scandal


Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda interacts with MISA Chair Teresa Ndagha at BNS Vaccination Center-pic by Lisa Kadango

LILONGWE (MalawiTalk) – A senior official of the presidential taskforce on Covid-19 says the government has launched an investigation into reports that Blantyre District Health office made special arrangements to provide vaccine to Indians.

Mrs Khumbize Chiponda, co-chair of the taskforce and minister of Health said this on Monday, after she toured  the roll out of the vaccine to social workers at Bingu National Stadium.

Chiponda said the vaccine is not yet allowed to be administered in private hospitals therefore what Blantyre DHO planned to do is wrong.

Retired PS and Member of Civil Service Task Force Elsie Tembo gets her jab-pic by Lisa Kadango

She said government has started investigating what  happened and those involved will face necessary punishment.

Chiponda however expressed excitement with high turn out in the first roll out at Bingu National stadium, saying this means that Malawians indeed want to protect themselves.

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