Bed bugs hit Bwaila Hospital

Bed bugs have hit Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe forcing guardians to sleep on a car park, just days after medical assistants protested against dilapidated hospital rooms.

Beg bugs
Beg bugs

The chairperson of the guardians at the hospital expressed worry over their security as they sleep outside the guardian shelter.

“We have no choice but sleep at the car park. The bed bugs are really causing inconveniences,” said the chairperson.

She said this was the situation although the hospital collects K50 from each patient every day yet the hospital is failing to by chemicals to kill the bed bucks.

The medical assistants, on the other hand, are now operating from outside the hospital where tents have been pinched after protesting over the state of the Bwaila Hospital building.

Most of the building is dilapidated and can fall an time posing danger to both the staff and patients.

The pharmacy, consulting room and VCT are now operating outside the hospital building.

Some critics are blaming district health officer Mwai Mwale for maladministration.

Last week he made a wedding engagement with the hospital’s medical officer Anne Chauma.

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Little Bwana
Little Bwana
5 years ago

Seems a little hypocritical to blame environmentalists and advocate for the use of DDT at the same time. Environmental health = public health = human health.

Aliyense be wary of quick and easy solutions.

pido
5 years ago

This is not a wonder. Enviromentalists are happy to see people suffering. Some chemicals they call unfriendly to the environment are those that killed such notorious insects. DDT, was one of the chemcals that killed such insects, Maluwa pink soap was goo for killing such insecte together with nsabwe koma a enviroment adasiitsa kupanga, paraffin nowdays is prohibited or such actions that is why they only make it available to industries only. Azungu zinthuzi adapha pogwiritsa ntchito DDT including udzudzu koma kuti africans agwiritse ntchito akuti environment nonsense

Babylon System
Babylon System
5 years ago

The only chemical for these bedbugs is “mbwezera chitezo” the one used to disinfect nets. These little organisms sizimafa ndi mankhwala ena aliwose apart from “bwezera chitetezo”. believe me. Am writing this from exprience! The unfortunate part is that that chemical/medicine anasiya kupanga.

Vinzal
Vinzal
5 years ago

To my knowledge the DHMT has been doing its best to deal with this bedbugs since 2014…….
The unfortunate part is that the chemicals used are short term acting,……
Once the spraying has been done in the wards and guardian shelters and the chemicals loose their potency,,,,,
The subsequent guardians bring more bedbugs to the facility thereby re-infesting it….
With the current economic meltdown I feel sorry for the DHO who is catching it from all angles on accusations based on petty personal issues…..
How does his engagement to his DMO even relate to bedbugs beats me actually…..

malango
malango
5 years ago

Achewa agule mukubvutika ndi njala , osangokadzinga ma bedbugs amenewo bwanji ?
Kukalira kubvala nsandza ndikumadzicha kuti nyau, then what do you expect apart from breeding bedbugs . zofuna zimenedzi

Malanga langa
Malanga langa
5 years ago

Parafin basi palibenso chemical ina imapha ma bed bags apart from Kerosin. Spray the place with parafin basi basi!

robbzy
robbzy
5 years ago

I have seen cities but Lilongwe is full of Bed bugs if they were to converge at one place i’m sure they can feel the newly built stadium and some eve in the restaurant of the premises, and it seems people from this city dont care about it #landlords kkkkkkkkk

sue
sue
5 years ago

Rumphi hospial paients are suffering he bed gugs bites insilence,if i was a elsewhere chita tsekedwa chipatala koma nkutani popeza patients are sruggling for life

Harriett
Harriett
5 years ago

That’s the shit hole of a country …. Malawi

It’s the same in THE CATTLE HOUSES THEY CALL HOTELS

THIS COUNTRY IS A REAL HELL ON EARTH!

dpp_sapota
dpp_sapota
5 years ago

ntchembere zandonda zavuta

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