Mangochi told to take DHO to task over Nurse’s rudeness

Communities from Malombe, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chowe in Mangochi have been asked to get organized and dare the office of the District Health Office (DHO) for failure to transfer a  rude nurse at Malombe Health Centre in the district.

NICE, DCEO, Banda empowering the communites

NICE, DCEO, Banda empowering the communites

Village Headman Likulunga registering the concern to the interface meeting

Village Headman Likulunga registering the concern to the interface meeting

The call was made by the National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust after learning that a Nurse at the healthy facility has
become so arrogant and rude so much that she showers insults to patients who go to the health facility for medical help.

Speaking during the interface meeting the Trust organized at Maiwa Extension Planning Area (EPA) recently with community leaders and service providers to hear problems people in the communities face and to find their solutions; it was revealed that communities in the area are getting medical help in a hard way.

“The nurse is ill treating us. We don’t have health rights here. All our health rights were comprised,” said Village Headman Likulungwa.

“The nurse neglect to attend to patients and whenever there is an emergency and that she has been asked by the guardians to attend to this patient, the nurse becomes so angry that she showers them insults,” said the chief.

The chief said the behavior has instilled fear to the community to the extent that they fail to go to the healthy facility when there is
disorder in their bodies, and this, the chief said has caused a lot unnecessary or preventable deaths.

Inspector Sign Chitsulo, Officer-in-Charge for Malombe Police Unit also shared with the chief’s sentiments.

He said, since the hospital doesn’t have a Medical Assistant, he heavily relies on the nurse to assist him with medical reports if
there are cases related to reports such as rape and defilement but instead of being assisted to the accordingly, they get the help after kneeling down.

In his remarks, NICE Mangochi District Civic Education Officer, Turner Banda said issues of health are not negotiable and he asked the people to petition the DHO as one way of demanding services to the duty bearers.

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Its so hard for a person to be working in the OPd, ANC, FP and Labourward all alone 24/7. She is also a human being amatopa. Limbikirani amuchotseko nayenso adzikakhalako nd ma off kumeneko kukhale kopanda munthu a DHO adzatenge makey. Ngat simumuchotsa pliz my friend kapemphe transfer upite kwina.


Ku Malombe kuli fans yobhowa,and how do they expect quality care when there z under staffing..!!!awachokere awone ngati kupiteko munthu….

Simeon Nyapala

Ku Mangochi achawa ndi ovuta komanso ku Malombe anthu samafunako chifukwa ndi kovuta kuli Malombe secondary school yovuta. Amatumizako aphunzitsi ngati chilango ndiye mascandalous teachers are found in schools such as Puteya, Chingale, Majuni. I hope its not the same with the hospital personnel.

Patrick Majoni

I will coment after hearing the nurse’s side of story.Otherwise……..mmmmmm.

Mirella K

That the health facility has only one nurse is not a problem of the community…it just shows how useless the Mangochi DHO is! The community deserve better treatment, it is its right! The nurse is a stupid idiot! She knows she ought not to be alone! Why wasankha kukhala konko phwi! Let her demand that she be sent other colleagues or she leaves the facility instead of kutukwana ma patient…I wish i was a guy…i cld av raped dzuwa likuswa mtengo this idiot masquarading as a nurse!

Mr. B
My fellow friends and colleagues, Mangochi is part of Malawi and Yao tribe is one of among the largest tribes in Malawi. Mangochi gave birth to so many successful people in different professionals and carriers. Yaos as a tribe have already in the recent past produced two presidents. Mangochi has produced an Archbishop of the Catholic Church and he is a pure Yao. Please just do a proper research before you open your big mouth. We can name so many yaos from Mangochi who have done tremendously well and achieved highly in differently professionals. Wake up you are not going… Read more »
Ambuje apali

Anthu akumangochi sazatheka! amafuna uzipanga zofuna zawo osati za professional yako


Don’t just blame sometimes the behavior of these communities needs alot to desired. I know once this nurse gets transferred no one will accept to there otherwise found home boy who can endure them.


Anthu a ku Mangochi pabwino anatayila Galu (Mbwa). Anamenya PEA…..etc. Amatengela zinthu m’manja mwao. Iwe Nurse tachokako kumeneko. Aikeko wao wovala buibui…..!!


There are so many health officials at Mangochi district Hospital of that behaviour. So dont add another one please. Just fire her. Private hospital are. Beter off,the only problem is lack of equipment.

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