‘Baby delivery’ crisis at KK hospital, women protest

Guardians to expectant mothers in the lakeshore district of Nkhotakota on Monday morning marched to the District Commissioner’s office to express their discontentment following a rise in still births at the district’s hospital.

Concerns on safemotherhood
Concerns on safemotherhood

The women said at least 13 babies have died in the last week during birth, a figure inside sources at the hospital confirmed to Nyasa Times.

One of the guardians, Khadija Makande, 33, said she now sees no reason why government is encouraging them to deliver in hospitals.

“Our babies are dying,” she cried. “The Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) were much better.”

Nkhotakota District Health Officer (DHO) Sosten Nankuwani confirmed the development but said could not comment on what the exact figure of the deaths was.

“I only know about four this week,” he said. “Not thirteen.”

Former president Joyce Banda championed the need for mothers to deliver safely in hospitals during her two year term in office, following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika of cardiac arrest.

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Ngongoliwa
Ngongoliwa
6 years ago

BOMA IRI KOMA SALARY CASH GATE OSATI SAFE MOTHERHOOD AONA NGATI JB ANGANYADE AKAMANENA IZI. PLZ PLZ NKHANIYI SIYOCHEZA DO NOT WAIT. LOOK AT THE TYPE OF PEOPLE MARCHING TO THE DC, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IN THE NEAR FUTURE? MORE DEMOS FROM VARIOUS GROUPS, APM WATCH OUT HOW YOU ARE MANAGING THIS COUNTRY. YOUR NDUNAS ARE AFTER MONEY NOT THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE

chomanika
chomanika
6 years ago

ma nurse mwaonjeza kupha wana kodi mumakadya?

chomanika
chomanika
6 years ago

ma health workers anyanya kusewera mumati its an essential service how essential is it if they are busy playing instead of working and ministry of health backs them up. ndionsotu sikunkhotakota kokhako ndima boma ambiri ngati ntchisi, Dowa, nsanje, mchinji, zomba, muchitepo kanthu a kalirani msamangoyang’ana ndinu a dokotala timakudalirani.

Catherine Temani
Catherine Temani
6 years ago

Thats bad

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
6 years ago

MINISTER OF HEALTH PLEASE GO TO NKHOTA-KOTA AND INVESTIGATE WHY IS IT LIKE THAT AND CHECK THE SITUATION OF THE HOSPITAL AND SERVICES BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE HOSPITAL WORKERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT PARTICULAR WORK.

big boy
6 years ago

Peter achoka

MBACHI
MBACHI
6 years ago

IT IS TIME FOR THIS GOVT TO RESIGN. 13 BABIES A WEEK AT ONE HOSTIPAL IS TOO MUCH. IF YOU ARE REALLY A CHRISTIAN, PLEASE GO.

mthakati
mthakati
6 years ago

Most stillbirths are due to problems not detected during pregnancy. Did these pregnant women get maternal services while they were pregnant? If they only come to the hospital when they are about to give birth no amount of care, even in the rich countries, can save their babies. Nevertheless, I take exception with this Nankuwani fellow for being so callous in his remarks. Chidzete chimenechi!

padoko
padoko
6 years ago

Lord, guide us all

me
me
6 years ago

call your mother again please.
see what is happening?
call JB again before its too late.
this is not human.
13 children dead?what are you people doing?
JB come fast plz

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