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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Benja
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Benja
5 months 5 days ago
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… Read more »
DOBO
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DOBO
5 months 5 days ago
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… Read more »
Dzuka matchaya
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5 months 5 days ago

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?

Makeresia pawa
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Makeresia pawa
5 months 6 days ago

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!

Zoona
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Zoona
5 months 6 days ago

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.

BM
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BM
5 months 6 days ago

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

Zwee
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5 months 6 days ago

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

Mj girl
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Mj girl
5 months 6 days ago

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.

Kokota
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Kokota
5 months 6 days ago

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

banda chalama
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banda chalama
5 months 6 days ago

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

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