Bwaila Hospital staff boycott work: Protest against dilapidated OPD room

Patients at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe on Wednesday waited much longer to get medication as Out of Patients Department (OPD) opened later than 2 pm after medical assistants protested against using the dilapidated room which was a danger to their lives.

Bwaila hospital, Lilongwe

Bwaila hospital, Lilongwe

All medical assistants assembled at the hospital’s café son after reporting for duties at 7:30 am and told hospital management that they would not use the OPD room which they say posed a serious danger as the walls can crumble any time and fall on them.

The staff told the management on Monday to pull down the OPD room building or they would not work.

Patients affected were those seeking OPD services, orthopaedic services and pharmacy.

The patients, most of whom looked sicky wondered what was going on at the hospital as the medical assistants were busy chatting and chattering as hours passed away.

One of the medical assistants confided in Nyasa Times that the staff were irked by remarks by district health officer on Mwai Mwale who retorted on Monday, “who told you the building is collapsing.”

After an impromptu and unscheduled meeting in the afternoon, the management surrendered a palliative room which is used as pharmacy, treatment room and a TB multidrug resistant room.

The management is currently erecting tents, one has already been completed.

Some patients shouted in anger as hours passed without getting treatment until late after 2 pm.

This comes after reports that Mwale has received a transfer latter to Ntchisi whilst the principal administrative officer Mrs Chiona is being sent to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe.

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6 thoughts on “Bwaila Hospital staff boycott work: Protest against dilapidated OPD room”

  1. Am unidentified object says:

    Mwai mwale satana weniweni kwao anthu asamamwalireko ayi onse adzakhale muyaya mmanyumba omwe akumangawo..

  2. nilibe plobulemu says:

    Where are you getting these lies? The dho has been out of the country since last week. Kapena mzimu wawo anatiyankhula ife kuno ku bwaila. Akupangeni sue ndithu I hopooo

  3. Vyantonda says:

    were do u think the govt will get the money donors don’t want us coz of 577

  4. Mlomwe wankulu says:

    Mulowelerepo Ambuyee! popanda inuyo, miyoyo yathu ili m’madzi

  5. Whistle Blower says:

    Mwai Mwale is a thief! A big thief. He has plundered a lot of funds at Bwaila and needs thorough investigation. He boasts of having connections with DPP high profile figure and says no body can dare him! Forensic audit is required to see how much Mwale and his Lieutenants have siphoned from the government coffers. Can ACB also come in and investigate where he got the money he is using to build upstairs in area 6 and the mansions his Administrator is building in area 49 Shire and new Gulliver! Can he account the money which NAC donated for the carer of carers! Where are the mountain bicycles that were meant for the HSAs? Where are the vehicles that was parked at Bwaila as they had minor faults but disappeared recently? Mwale has done a lot of evil at Bwaila than good. The OPD in question would have been renovated sometime back but he denied the well wisher who wanted to reconstruct it by his preferred contractor opting cash so that he can cash gate it hence the situation at present. Mwale should go!!

  6. Banda says:

    Unfortunate event,
    Why is it that hospital staff put at risk the patients who visited the hospital, by keeping them waiting till late into the afternoon.

    You would have thought these educated people could have found a place before 2pm.

    Or even delayed their work to rule program until the tents were installed.

    They have forgot their training and worried about their selfish selves.

    Good that someone in management was wise enough to deal with the crisis by early afternoon,

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