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Wireless networking is currently being deployed for various applications. However, the application
of wireless networking in healthcare remains a challenge mainly because of security and reliability
concerns. This paper presents experimental results of performance analysis of a wireless network for
healthcare application in the City of Blantyre. The results show that the use of wireless networking
in healthcare application will be limited by packet loss, delay and jitter when the number of hops
involved in the transmission of information is large. Nevertheless, deployment of wireless networking
for healthcare applications is viable when the number of hops a packet has to transverse is small.