Malawi govt suspends 4 health workers for negligence

Blantyre Health office has suspended four health workers for negligence after they closed health facilities because of, among other reasons, attending workshops.

Matchaya: Workers suspended

Matchaya: Workers suspended

The suspension of the four health workers follows the closure of Zingwanga Health Centre and Pensulo Rural Hospital.

District Health Officer Medson Matchaya flanked by other district health officials learned with shock that Pensulo Health Centre was closed on Thursday because some staff went to a workshop and the remaining member of staff was reportedly sick.

At Zingwangwa Health Centre, Matchaya looked furious when he learnt that a woman gave birth at the gate of the facility because a nurse on duty was not available.

The district health officer Medson Matchaya condemned the reckless closure of hospitals without authority from his office.

He commended local health committees for alerting his office and announced the suspension of the four health workers, the in-charge at Zingwangwa Health Centre and four health workers at Pensulo Health Centre.

“We will not condone this type of behaviour and the government shall always take serious action against this,” said Matchaya who was also accompanied by the district commissioner and other political and local leaders who visited the health facilities.

He said the issue would also be referred to relevant health organisations.

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23 thoughts on “Malawi govt suspends 4 health workers for negligence”

  1. Benja says:

    As for me I second your Decision Bwana DHO. Firstly, people need to be organised. There is an In-charge who should ensure that there is a proper duty roster and before releasing others for workshops or meetings, She/He must make sure that the chipatala coverage is there. Workshops are not a must attend kind of a thing hence I agree they needed to be suspended more especially the In-charge. Matchaya kumeneko sikuvuta. Please pay a visit to Soche Health Clinic as well. There a clinician who is always telling patients to only report to the Health Centre only akakomoka hawi zonse amati akudwala and there are children who have died due to this kind of Negligence. Ngati sakufuna nchito akapume. Asanzike ndithu.

  2. DOBO says:

    A number of issues need to be clarified in this story otherwise Mr Matchaya was overtaken by events. From my own understanding of the story,it seems Mr Matchaya,the DHO’s decission can be. challenged in the Court of law unless the workshop in question was self organised by the individuals suspended. Later on we will hear that these people are paid millions of Kwacha from tax payers because of blander by one person in the name of. Matchaya. From the look of things,it seems the problem is not the workshop but shortage og staff at those facilities.If I were Matchaya I would reverse the decision and institute an investigation on why there was no staff remained after others have to workshop which I hope was equally important to the facility..The other problem is that there are people who attend workshops as if they were employed to attend workshop while others remain at facility dejected…Do you expect such people can work? NO!!!! The only option is to fake illiness.These things are happening in many departments especially Minitry Health..

  3. The problem with the health system and delivery is negative repporting.to me this story doenst add up.who organised the workshops and where is the negligence here thought anali ku mowa.mr mathaya who authorised the training mpake ku nsanje anakuthamangitsani.y go with politician while on govt duty?

  4. Makeresia pawa says:

    Those people have to be sacked as well as to be sued to the court of law!

    dont let them roam in the street as they have not done bad manner according to their duty!

  5. Zoona says:

    Kodi Matchaya uja anali ku Nsanje ndipo ali ndi ana apatchire osawerengeka ndi ameneyu? I am told this guy has sired a team of kids.

  6. BM says:

    the nurse was right not to be available at the gate, he doesn’t work there.

  7. Zwee says:

    Ameneyo timamupanga register ngati BBA pa chipatala. Ndipo mukati wachilira pa gate kodi pa gate panali pokhoma? Nanga labourward inakhomedwanso? Chomwe ndidziwa ine ndichakuti maternity simakhomedwa kulikonse. Community tamaiphunzitsani ndikuiwuza chilungamo akalakwitsa ngati simutelo nchitidwe opusawo sangasiye ndiye inu ophunziranu muli ndi mphamvu zolamula kuphatikiza akumudzi mukhoza kukhala opusa kwabasi kwa anthu anzanu ozindikila

  8. Mj girl says:

    If the woman gave birth at the gate thats not hospital delivery, its BBA. So u wanted the nurse / midwife to conduct a delivery at the gate? Even if it was I cudnt do that. M’mene msana umawawilamo delivery ya pansi. The same nurse kut apange zabwino u can’t appreciate.

  9. Kokota says:

    BIG UP MR MATCHAYA MUFUFUZE PALI MEDICAL OFFICER WINA AKULIPILITSA AKABAYA MUNTHU INJECTION K4000 KU MBAYANI CLINIC KWA NYAMATA UKO MUNTHU AMENEYU MUDZAMVA KUTI AMUMPHA ANTHU POSACHEDWAPA MUKATI MUSACHITEPO KANTHU KODI DZIPATALA DZA BOMA ANAYAMBA KULIPIRITSA NDE MUNTHU AMENEYU APHEDWA POMPANO NGATI SIMUPANGAPO KANTHU NDITHU

  10. banda chalama says:

    Ba Matchaya its high time you gave it a big thought to go to school for specialisation. You can not remain a DHO for ever. Your colleagues you started along together with in that position went back to school and are now specialists. Leave that position to newly qualified doctors. Plz move on. Do not be trapped wth unlasting incentives which that position brings

  11. Bless Banda says:

    Did they invite themselves to the workshop? Were the workshops beneficial to them alone not the whole health system? Matchaya need some schooling

  12. Zaziiiiiiiiii akacita zabwino, u don’t praise them, kodi mumaona ngati health worker ndicilombo, leave them

  13. Blessings Nachanje says:

    May God help us much.

  14. Afuna Amutame says:

    Matchayaa always controversial

  15. Kabinda says:

    Magufuli.

  16. Tikondane says:

    Suspending two is not enough. Anthuwa akuononga zipatala. Akumamwa thiyi uku wodwala akuthatha ndimoyo. Mudzipitapita muzipatalamu mudzaona m’mene amalawi akuzunzikira ndianthu amenewa. Akumabanso mankhwala nkumapititsa mzipatala zawo. Kwinananso , mankhwala boma limati likagula aliyense wogwira ntchito zaumoyo atengepo akasunge kunyumba kwake eti kuchitira mwina mankhwala akadzavuta iwo asadzavutike. Muli tidzipatala ting’onoting’ono m’manyumba a anthu amenewa. Ndiye anthuwa ndiambiri; aliyense akabisapo chitini cha panado chimodzi si pharmacy yathunthu? Komanso inu aboma mumaloleranji kuti anthuwa adzitsegula zipatala zawo uku akugwira ntchito yaboma (dual practise). Akuonongatu anthu amenewa ngati simukudziwa. Kale ndimayesa boma likunama likamati likumagula mankhwala. Boma lilkuyesetsa koma akubedwa mankhwala ndianthu akuzipatala konko.

  17. golo says:

    Malawians kukonda ma allowance.Nkhani yagona apa ndi kupeza allowance ku workshop ngakhale ku workshop ko osakaphunzira chomwe wapitila. Tiyeni tichepese kukonda ma workshop chifukwa chokapeza allowance.

  18. ZINAZI says:

    Achotsedwe basi akutionongera ndalama zathu za misonkho anthu wosakonda ntchito koma ndalama

  19. ndondwa says:

    That’s the way to go, these people forget that they get their pay form the same citizens taxes they ignore that will serve as a big lesson to many who do the same. Thumbs up Medson Matchaya

  20. ZINAZI says:

    BVUTO ALIYENSE
    AKUFUNA AKHARE
    BWANA PA OFFICE

    U INE INE
    UKUBVUTA KWABASI

  21. nyamayasauka says:

    zaziiiiiii munthu kuchilira panjira imeneyi ndiye ikhale nkhani yakuti health worker ndiolakwa? Komanso munthu kupita kukapanga CPD ndiye walakwa? Please, this is the time we must learn to accept that health is understaffed. Alass my Malawi………………..

  22. Thako Lambeta says:

    Stupidity of the DHOs office mukamayitana anthu inu simudziwa kuti pa health centre pamakhala anthu ochepa? Palibe chifukwa chowapangira anthu suspend apa nawonso amafuna ndalama sakanakana.

  23. Nabetha says:

    Well done.

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