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    DR. KAMUZU BANDA, PRESIDENT OF MALAWI, PAID A SPECIAL VISIT TO PATIENTS IN THE QUEEN?

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    PRESIDENT ARRIVES AT HOSPITAL AND IS GREETED; INTO HOSPITAL WITH STAFF; SIGN 'WELCOME'; BANDA WITH NURSES, DOCTORS. AND PATIENTS; WITH CHILDREN; BANDA LEAVING HOSPITAL.




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    Background: DR. KAMUZU BANDA, PRESIDENT OF MALAWI, PAID A SPECIAL VISIT TO PATIENTS IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, BLANTYRE, ON CHRISTMAS DAY. THE PRESIDENT SPENT 1 1/2 HOURS WITH THE PATIENTS, AND BROUGHT GIFTS FOR MANY OF THE CHILDREN.

    IN A MESSAGE ISSUED ON DECEMBER 21 ST, THE PRESIDENT CLEARLY OUTLINED HIS ATTITUDE TO THE LEGS FORTUNATE AT CHRISTMAS. 'ONCE MORE,' HE SAID: 'CHRISTMAS DAY WILL BE CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT THE CHRISTIAN WORLD IN THE USUAL TRADITION. BUT AS ALWAYS IS THE CASE, WHILE OTHERS REJOICE IN THE HAPPY FAMILY REUNION, THERE ARE STILL MANY OTHERS WHO, THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ON THIS DAY.'
    'OF THESE UNFORTUNATE ONES, MANY WILL BE THE SICK WHO WILL BE IN HOSPITALS. SPECIAL PRAYERS ARE USUALLY SAID IN MANY CHURCHES WISHING THEM SPEEDY RECOVERY.' THE COMMUNIQUE THEN PROCEEDED TO OUTLINE THE PRESIDENT'S PLANS TO VISIT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL', TO SEE AND CHEER SOME OF THESE UNFORTUNATE PEOPLE.' HE ADDED THAT HE HOPED MANY PEOPLE THROUGHOUT MALAWI WOULD TAKE THIS EXAMPLE SERIOUSLY AND PAY SIMILAR VISITS TO HOSPITALS IN THEIR AREAS AND CHEER UP THE SICK ONES.

    A WELCOMING PARTY OF DOCTORS AND NURSES, HEADED BY THE HOSPITAL SUPERINTENDENT, DR. HENRY MOWSCHENSON, GREETED THE PRESIDENT AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE. THEN THE NGWAZI TOURED EIGHT OF THE WARDS, PAUSING TO CHAT WITH MANY OF THE PATIENTS. AMONG THESE WERE SEVERAL VISITORS TO MALAWI -- AN INDIAN LADY AND A GERMAN, TO WHOM THE PRESIDENT WAS ABLE TO GIVE HIS WELCOME AS WELL AS HIS CHRISTIAN GREETINGS. AND OF COURSE, HE SHOWED GREAT INTEREST IN THE CHILDREN'S WARDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAER3BRIUFPUGAUO775K51HVO6O
    Media URN:
    VLVAER3BRIUFPUGAUO775K51HVO6O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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