‘Baby delivery’ crisis at KK hospital, women protest

Guardians to expectant mothers in the lakeshore district of Nkhotakota on Monday morning marched to the District Commissioner’s office to express their discontentment following a rise in still births at the district’s hospital.

Concerns on safemotherhood

Concerns on safemotherhood

The women said at least 13 babies have died in the last week during birth, a figure inside sources at the hospital confirmed to Nyasa Times.

One of the guardians, Khadija Makande, 33, said she now sees no reason why government is encouraging them to deliver in hospitals.

“Our babies are dying,” she cried. “The Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) were much better.”

Nkhotakota District Health Officer (DHO) Sosten Nankuwani confirmed the development but said could not comment on what the exact figure of the deaths was.

“I only know about four this week,” he said. “Not thirteen.”

Former president Joyce Banda championed the need for mothers to deliver safely in hospitals during her two year term in office, following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika of cardiac arrest.

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32 thoughts on “‘Baby delivery’ crisis at KK hospital, women protest”

  1. Ngongoliwa says:

    BOMA IRI KOMA SALARY CASH GATE OSATI SAFE MOTHERHOOD AONA NGATI JB ANGANYADE AKAMANENA IZI. PLZ PLZ NKHANIYI SIYOCHEZA DO NOT WAIT. LOOK AT THE TYPE OF PEOPLE MARCHING TO THE DC, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IN THE NEAR FUTURE? MORE DEMOS FROM VARIOUS GROUPS, APM WATCH OUT HOW YOU ARE MANAGING THIS COUNTRY. YOUR NDUNAS ARE AFTER MONEY NOT THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE

  2. chomanika says:

    ma nurse mwaonjeza kupha wana kodi mumakadya?

  3. chomanika says:

    ma health workers anyanya kusewera mumati its an essential service how essential is it if they are busy playing instead of working and ministry of health backs them up. ndionsotu sikunkhotakota kokhako ndima boma ambiri ngati ntchisi, Dowa, nsanje, mchinji, zomba, muchitepo kanthu a kalirani msamangoyang’ana ndinu a dokotala timakudalirani.

  4. Catherine Temani says:

    Thats bad

  5. MINISTER OF HEALTH PLEASE GO TO NKHOTA-KOTA AND INVESTIGATE WHY IS IT LIKE THAT AND CHECK THE SITUATION OF THE HOSPITAL AND SERVICES BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE HOSPITAL WORKERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT PARTICULAR WORK.

  6. MBACHI says:

    IT IS TIME FOR THIS GOVT TO RESIGN. 13 BABIES A WEEK AT ONE HOSTIPAL IS TOO MUCH. IF YOU ARE REALLY A CHRISTIAN, PLEASE GO.

  7. mthakati says:

    Most stillbirths are due to problems not detected during pregnancy. Did these pregnant women get maternal services while they were pregnant? If they only come to the hospital when they are about to give birth no amount of care, even in the rich countries, can save their babies. Nevertheless, I take exception with this Nankuwani fellow for being so callous in his remarks. Chidzete chimenechi!

  8. padoko says:

    Lord, guide us all

  9. me says:

    call your mother again please.
    see what is happening?
    call JB again before its too late.
    this is not human.
    13 children dead?what are you people doing?
    JB come fast plz

  10. Angozo says:

    Nkhani iri apa siyakavotedwe ayi koma ndi ya ana amene akumwalila chifukwa cha kosagwila bwino ntchito kwa anamwino aku Nkhotakota hospital, ngati liri vuto la boma bwanji zipatala zina sitinamve zoterozo, chonde chirichonse musamangoti kuvota umenewo ndi uchitsiru,chimene mungadziwe ngakhale mudane ndi boma la Mutharika mungotaya nthawi yanu zitsiru inu, iye alamulira mpaka 2019, wamva iwe wa PP.

  11. opportunist says:

    Zili Kumeneko odi uko

  12. Jb whr r u mama pplr are crying and matayula want to kill jb jb am ur big suporter come and help us neh

  13. altitude of so health workers very bad.

  14. jeston says:

    dpp woyeeeeee.

  15. boma ili kaya,tiyeni nazo

  16. Peter duwa bingu tapiwa mada says:

    sitinalandire salary ife azipita kwa azamba akufunawo. mbolo yake pitala

  17. GONAMKULAWE says:

    NDALAMA KUMAPANGILA MULAKHO MMALO MOKONZA ZINTHU, DPP IS THERE TO STEAL

  18. Anakonyani says:

    This world of ours, anthu inu munavotera DPP ndizimenezotu, akuyankhulenitu ambuyanuwo, ngati amatha kulankhula

  19. obanda says:

    PP YANYAMU SIDZABWELELASO ANTHU OSAYAMIKA INU KKKKKKK

  20. henz says:

    Dpp woyeeeeeeeeeeeee shame not deliverig proper severses carrying a baby for nine month ndikupanga chipongwe chotelichi. mulungu akunkhululukileni ndinthu. we agree to poor but we need to be taken care of.

  21. Kadakwiza says:

    Mathatha, ke amanchi moboso wa Malawi. Problem ke tshelete. Government a ena tshelete. Moyeta pila Muthalika ha na plan ho hang. Mathatha tota.

  22. Ineyo says:

    Where did these gardians take the data for the died babies or still births?.

  23. Doctor says:

    Lets Wait And Sea………………Here!!!!

  24. Nawaoo says:

    See I said it, madam Banda was trying osati zinazi

    1. brutsha says:

      Much as we are in chaos in terms of leadership in Malawi I for one don’t think Joyce Banda is any better. She was equally a joke of a president. I only see two presidents in in the history of Malawi; The original Ngwazi and Bingu.

  25. wawawa says:

    thats very sad news

  26. Chuma chobisika says:

    PAFUKA UTSI PALI MOTO ABOMA FUFUZANI BWINO CHIKUCHITIKA CHIANI PA CHIPATALAPO ANTHU ADABWAPO KANTHU. MWINI M’KUTHEKA ZIKUCHITIKA ZA SATANISM.

  27. Jokujoku says:

    Kk hospital has the reckliest staff in Malawi. They always don’t care about the various patients and something have to be done from the top ranking. While HE’s are busy advocating for safe motherhood ,KK staff are pulling HE down. There must be a reshuffle and not that of the cabinet but that of the hospital staff for the things to work normal. The DHO,Administration and HRO must be transferred

  28. KAKA says:

    Nankhuwani ndiwe ukupha ana ungoti four ngati ndi mandasi .Uzaziona

  29. POPO says:

    IWE NANKHUNI NDIWE MFITI UNGOTI FOUR BASI NGATI UKUNENA NKHUKU NDIMIYOYO YAANTHU IMENEYI FOSTEKI

  30. Moya says:

    The nurses are overwhelmed plus less resources and delayed salary what do u expect? Inefficiency period. Fingers point to government again.

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