Malawi to Privatise Hospitals and Mortuaries

Malawi government has set up plans to privatise some service in public hospitals in improve healthcare as part of public reforms aimed at improving efficiency and quality services, President Peter Mutharika has said.

Mutharika speaking in an interview on BBC's flagship interview program, HardTalk, said his government will soon start putting public hospitals into private hands.

Mutharika told BBC's Zeinab Badawi in the interview that the plans are meant to address the current drug shortages which he said started with donors' decision to withdraw aid from Malawi following cashgate corruption scandal.