Bingu’s doctor to face Medical Council of Malawi disciplinary action: Dan Namarika

The Medical Council of Malawi is to begin a disciplinary examination of the role of late president Bingu wa Mutharika;s physician , Dr Dan Namarika, criticised by an official Commission of Inquiry into circumstances surrounding the death of former president, which was released on Wednesday.

Namarika is accused of unprofessional conduct on the way he handled Mutharika during the time he suffered a cardiac arrest and his death.

Apparently, Nyasa Times understands that Namarika and Mutharika were not in talking terms days before the late president collapsed.

According to the report, Namarika did not have his emergency kit at the time Mutharika collapsed.

Ntaba: A medica doctor who was spokesman of Bingu but not served him medically
Ntaba: A medica doctor who was spokesman of Bingu but not served him medically

And the report exposed a number of glaring shortfalls on the physician’s role during the President’s time of his need.

The registrar of  Medical Council of Malawi, Abel Kaonga,has said they  will analyse the report and  interpret it, clearly stating that Namarika”will not go without reprimand because he lied to the nation that he acted professionally.”

Kaonga said Namarika risks being  “suspended from the practice” as a doctor.

Namarika is also facing the Council’s probe  for removing Mutharika’s file from the hospital and handing it over to the late president’s family in  June 2012.

Mutharika’s spokeman Hetherwick Ntaba was a medical doctor and  worked as personal physician of founding president Dr Kamuzu Banda  and later on hired by former president Bakili Muluzi to be a physician of his late mother, but was not called for service when Mutharika collapsed.

Ntaba  recently underwent orientation to resume active medical practice.

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