Malawi arrest another quack doctor at Queens Hospital

Malawi Police have arrested another man posing as a doctor was arrested at the country’s major referral centre, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, barely a fortnight after the arrest of a bogus doctors.

The 'doctor' after his arrest on Monday

The ‘doctor’ after his arrest on Monday

According to press reports  security guards at the hospital  on Monday seized a man suspected to be bogus doctor who reported  for duties in Ward 3A.

The suspect first arrived at the hospital in the morning and left a stethoscope (an audio medical device used by medical people to listen to internal sounds of human body) and some medical books in the ward and told nurses on duty that he would be back.

The man – was found in possession of a College of Medicine (CoM) identity card (ID) bearing the name Zizwani Mwafulirwa – then returned at around 11am only to find himself in the hands of security guards who had already been alerted by the nurses.

The suspect said he was a third year student at CoM Lilongwe Campus and was visiting a patient and a friend at the hospital.

He  then changed his particulars during questioning, saying his real name was John Kamanga aged 24 from Chiradzulu and that he only picked the ID and books along the street in Lilongwe’s Area 23.

Blantyre Police Station spokesperson Elizabeth Divala said Kamanga hails from Mavila Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Nchema in Chiradzulu.

He has been charged with impersonating a medical doctor.

QECH chief hospital administrator Themba Mhango said there were five suspects and after arresting the first fake doctor Wongani Akuzike Kandulu (whose name later transpired to be Wongani Kumbukani Kandulu), employees have been on high alert while trailing the other four.

“These people [masquerading as doctors] don’t see or treat patients, but they are like middlemen. They know who works in the X-ray, pharmacy and other departments and convince patients or their guardians to give them money for quick treatment,” said Mhango.

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49 thoughts on “Malawi arrest another quack doctor at Queens Hospital”

  1. nyamanda says:

    This tribalism is now too much
    Please do not let politics break us. We are one country and one people. Please stop calling one another names and insulting people s tribes. Mukupindula ciani?

  2. VULUNGANYA says:

    Ine ndimadabwa ku Chiladzulo kungachokere Dr?

  3. Nyika stateman. says:

    Kodi alondawo ndi a boma. Please pay them handsomely. Shou we say all of them are on ARV treatment. I mean even the fake doctor is better than the officers. Look at them on the necks, you can see ridges of turgidied body. Alonda a ku queens central hospital kapena a health center ya kwa Goliyati.

  4. Majority is power in democracy. says:

    True mpoto kids inherinted hardworking in presence of a teacher but the kids in south are blessed with presidency. Whether I read so many books or not but probability that if you are a kid from south you will be the president of malawi is very high. This is what God gave us. No rotation on presidency in Malawi. Majority rules. Thus mwera in majority.

  5. mphidha says:

    seriosly the guards are looking miserably, indicator that the package is too little to take care of them, do something employers please. next time it will be them inpersonating doctors

  6. JUY says:

    kamanga cant be from chiradzulu…uyu ndi mtumbuka olephera…akufuna kupanga zomwe atumbuka anzake akupanga…i hope gettin ready for federation….

  7. CHAPONDA says:

    ALOMWE KUBA NDIKHALIDWE LAWO. NDIYE MUMANGESO MALUME WAWO, NAMATATWE WAKUBA MAVOTI, PITALA CHITSIRU CHANYANI.

  8. Bwitoto says:

    In mukudandaula za ma bogus doctors basi.? There is a lot happening in queens corridors. This is just a tip of an iceberg. Inu mumati mankhwala anu amatuluka bwanji ku Queens? Hahahahahaah!!!!!!!

  9. Quota yakukanikani pano mwati muyambe kubera maina a ana kumpoto.Ana a Ku North are made of steel balls.Hardworking ndizoyamwila kuchokera kwa makolo.Stop dirtening the surnames of northerners.You r still young and can go back to school than making up some fake ids posing as doctors.The police needs to arrest u and read for ur doctorate degree at Maula prison.
    kukoleka stethoscope mkhosi kani ndi chinthu chonyaditsa eti.His face looks puffy and tired after lying to several patients.What a shame for such a young man.Lutaninge Ku Sukulu chilichonse bukwenda nibukhungu pela.

  10. ndangodutsa chisale says:

    We are really a laughing stock as a country. How can someone posing as a medical doctor beat all the security systems to that extent?? I am sure some patients may have died due to wrong prescriptions by these fake medics. After the first imposter was caught there was need to put security personnel on very high alert and introduce genuine identity cards.

  11. You must know!!!!!! says:

    If all people were doctors, beggars could ride

    1. ujeni says:

      man, can you ride a doctor. say if all people were doctors nobody would go to hospital

      1. amayi says:

        WHAT HE MEANS IS A BEGGAR CAN RIDE THOUGH WITHOUT CASH TO BUY A BIKE

  12. SOTHINI says:

    THESE GUARDS, WHAT’S WRONG, NO BEEF, VERY UNHEATHY. THEY DONT RECEIVE SALARLY LIKE ODL TEACHERS. COME ON

  13. Ntozabantu says:

    azilondawo akufunika adimiti kapena mmemo allowance. Shaaaaa

  14. Kalulu says:

    Why all the 3 guards look unhealthy. Something is wrong and we need to do soul searching.

  15. Mwantani says:

    Iwe ulibe mzeru zikugwilizana ndi nkhani imeneyi?apatu siponyozera president ayi.mpatseni ulemu.ngati anabera mavoti ndiye munachita chani?

  16. Chichi says:

    Number 26, zimene walembazo zikugwilizana bwanji ndinkhaniyi? Uganize bwino wamva?

  17. Weniweni Balakasa says:

    Things will work in that direction. Dont be surprised, “mmene mwapita zingano ulusi umapita momwemo. President anabera ntchito ya upresidency nanga Kamanga walakwanji kusanduka doctor. Osamanga kaye Peter bwa? Zonse ndi zamadulira mdziko lathu lino.

  18. IDA cHIGALU says:

    Kodi matchaliitchi a ANGLICAN MUKUFUNA MMUZIKHALA NGATI MA PENTE BWANJI BISHOP WANU AKUZIZIWA ZIMENEZI

    1. Chichi says:

      Koma tsono zikugwilizana pati ndinkhaniyi. Muganize bwino amwene.

      1. amayi says:

        wafoyira uyu mtaye

  19. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    DOCTORS IN SOME COUNTRIES HAVE A SPECIAL DUST COAT AND SPECIAL ID CONSPICUOUS ON POCKET.IN MALAWI SOMEON JUST BUYS STETHOSCOPE & POSES AS DOCTOR AT HOSPITAL.ADVICE-PLS INTRODUCE ACCES CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR DOCTORS.THE SECURITY COMPANIES MUST HAVE DATABASE OF DOCTOR/NURSE AND MUST PRODUCE ID ON DEMAND.THESE IDS MUST BE AUTHENTICATED BY CARD READERS.OR USE BIOMETRIC DEVICES.PLS SECURITY IS NOW HIGH TECH. DO NOT LIVE IN STONE AGE.IF NOT 4 DE VIGILANCE OF DE NURSES WE DONT KNOW WHAT WOUD HAV HAP.PLS USE THE MONEY RECOVAD FRO CASH GATES TO OVERHO DE SECUTY. HOSPITAL MUST ALSO HAV CCTV,WE NEED 2C WHO R DE FRIENDS OF DIS CROOCS.PLS PROTECT OUR PATIENTS.BE TECH SAVVY.I LOG OF NOW HAPPY NEW YEAR KING L.H.M

  20. Papa says:

    Ngombe yayikadzi ndiye chiani apa ,sidzikugwirizana mpangono pomwe. Kutokota miyezi itatu yokhayi, dikirani chaka chithe ahinya inu.

  21. DPG says:

    You gotta love this guy. the sheer courage of beating the system and confidence to administer medicine at a big hospital is admirable. hahahah. long live this guy. Shame to the system.

  22. Feed these watchmen please. They look malnourished. They have done a wonderful job.Given them Likuni phala.

    1. citizen says:

      Kukitchen amawagayira

  23. Kapoli Thengo says:

    Kodi ma guard amenewa anangolembana ntchito pa chibale eti? Taonani nkhopezo. Apa ACB changu pa malo, ndi kampani ya ndani imene ikulondera Queens?

  24. Limbika GP says:

    Poor security systems at important institutions. Big bosses must be held accountable.

  25. Chikutumbwe says:

    Doctorgate in prgress.

  26. BBC says:

    Malawi wa lero. NO FURTHER COMMENT.

  27. James Liuma says:

    What is the difference between a real doctor and a fake doctor? Nothing

  28. Think Tank says:

    @ 6,Abiti Mtila, this is why we say tribalism based on names victimises even your own. Kamanga’s might be from north and mother from Chiradzuru. Intermarriages between tribes. Love has no barriers. At the same time Kamanga’s father may be from Chiradzuru given the way names were picked in this region. You have names like Chilambe,makutu masupuni,nyumba,kanyumba,mthiko,kafuwa,mitengo,somba,malata,misomali, chinsima,kandiwo. It is possible kamanga may not mean kamanga of the north. Coming to impositors,security leaves alot to be desired. If you go to Queens,you would think it is a flea-market.

    1. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaa! says:

      Good points here!

  29. chingolopiyo says:

    Kamanga from Chiradzulu, mmmmmh,thought people of chiradzulu have names of lomwe and yawo sound. Check more plse

  30. Barton Chikaya says:

    Tiyamike changu cha Security guards.Amenewa ndiomweaja amagulitsa human parts. Nkofunikadi kuwamanga kwa zaka zambiri kuti ena atengerepo phunzilo.

  31. Lexi Cruz says:

    hustle hard

  32. KuLiwondewonde says:

    Koma kumeneko,check this out.

  33. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    Something is literary wrong at QECH that immediate attention and redress. Anthu mumati ng’ombe yaikazi siikoka ngolo koma zochitika panozi zonyansa kuposa nthawi imene ng’ombe yaikaziyo imakoka ngolo. Kumangoti amuna pakamwa pokha basi, action zero. This puts patients’ lives in danger. Thanks to the guards and please keep alert. All medical staff at QECH and all hospitals country wide should know their doctors to avoid similar incidents. How can the whole army guard one person when the citizens are in danger? Mupaone bwino apa. Zanyanya ndithu!

  34. alidele says:

    koma tikambe zoona, phindu lake ndichian kodi abale,,,,, eeeee iiiishhhh

  35. Fake doctor says:

    @ #5,y should a fake doctor get 20yrs imprisonment while others from Thyolo r just getting 3yrs after looting millions from gvt coffers?I dont agree with u.

  36. Mlomwe says:

    Ngati tinabera ma voti.Pali chani apa.Chenjerani ndi a Lomwe.

  37. Abiti Mtila says:

    Kamanga amakhala Mulomwe??

  38. jumujum says:

    Kodi madokotala a Fake amenewa akumalowa bwanji m’maodi, mwinatu pali munthu wina amene akupanga naye dilu wogwira ntchito m’chipatalamo. Magadi zikomo kwambiri ntchito mukuigwira koma muwonetsetse kwambiri anthu ogwira ntchito m’chipapatalawo mwina ali ndi madilu ofuna kuba mankhwala. Apolisi chonde dokotala wa fakeyo mufufuze bwino afotokonza bwino chimene iye akupangira zimenezo. akakhale zaka 20 kundende boma la madokotala afake ndi limene lino.

  39. peter says:

    Why only posing this Medical Docoterate Profession. Something , somewher things are wrong. I thought it is the Head of Department at any health institution that deployes personnel to work. This is uncalled for, please ministry of Health advise you Hospital Directors and DHO how they should assign duty to health practitioners

  40. Mapiyamulupali says:

    Umbanda wafikadi povuta, mpaka pameneoa? Lord help us.

  41. dodo says:

    Alomwe amenewa kuzolowera kuba!!!!

  42. Time says:

    KOmanso kumasamala aja amafuna ziwalo aja. Kenako will hear alowa mu mortuary. Satanism at its best!

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