Bwaila hospital sued for negligence

A Dedza-based man has sued Bwaila Hospital, populary known as Bottom, for the death of his wife and his newly born child who died while receiving treatment at the institution.

Bwaila Hospital ward

Joseph Chijaza Phiri has said he believes both his “wife and child would be alive today” if staff at the hospital had not slept on their jobs on the material day.

According to Chijaza-Phiri, there were no staff available at the hospital on the material night his wife was due to deliver.

“My wife and child plus five others lost their lives because someone was negligent with their jobs,” said Chijaza-Phiri.

Chijaza-Phiri said he has since, through the Legal Aid Bureau, sued Bwaila Hospital for negligence.

Legal Aid Bureau spokesperson, Jacqueline Ngongonda, confirmed representing Chijaza-Phiri in the case.

“We have notified the office of the Attorney General (AG) on the same on our intention to sue,” said Ngongonda.

 

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Mastala
Mastala
1 month ago

Malawi is becoming a very exciting democracy. You love to see it.

Justice for all
Justice for all
1 month ago

Shame the most government hospitas their service is not that much good the staff always working like they been forced to work while it’s their career

BornForTheSmoke
BornForTheSmoke
1 month ago

Meanwhile Chisale has over 40 cars. The entire goverment is just risiculous. It doesn’t matter what 3-letter political party you support. I’m just so tired of this country.

National CEO
National CEO
1 month ago

The government must pay and but before paying the one on duty must be fired and medical council must revoke his or her licence.

Luke
Luke
1 month ago

It is important not to use other people’s experiences to draw conclusions. This story is one sided and does not offer solutions to public. If you have issues I would first suggest you meet the office of the Ombudsman and DHO at the facility to discuss what happened. I saw in the text that “he believes”, this is not evidence. There is need for the legal aid representative to understand that there are organizations that can assist to find out what really happened before going out with stories without evidence. I may suggest they work with Nurses and Midwives council,… Read more »

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Wilson Nkwanda
Wilson Nkwanda
1 month ago
Reply to  Luke

Negligence once proved becomes a strong case to pursue. The case has to start. Enawo a Midwives, Nurses chani-chani will just be served with summons. How I wish I could join this case. Ma medical staff ena amaonjedza kwambiri m’zipatala zathu, umo munthu wakhalira pa phone, patient kuchita kubuma ndi ululu munthu sadzapanga attend. We need people who see thing through this way. I hope other private practice lawyers can also join this case. It’s an interesting case to pursue.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago
Reply to  Wilson Nkwanda

umaona munthu kutitu awa ncitoyi is not their calling.
ethics mulibe.

Alice Ntaba
Alice Ntaba
1 month ago
Reply to  Luke

There is no way the Legal aid bureau would proceed to sue without evidence. Before suing pamakhala what is called “Legal opinion” on the case where an assessment of the case plus evidence available is done and then a recommendation is made then if they is probable cause they proceed to open a case. The fact that health workers do a commendable job is not deniable and we appreciate that but that does not mean that where there has been negligence people should not speak out. I have experienced both great medical care and negligence at government hospitals. Human lives… Read more »

Kaphiza
Kaphiza
1 month ago
Reply to  Luke

If they reached a stage of suing the hospital I believe everything you mentioned has been tried

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
1 month ago

Zizungu za makono. Material day.Material night.Material morning.Material mid day.Material mid night.Material mid morning.Material evening.Material girl by Madonna. Shaaaaaaaaaaaa😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

Alternative
1 month ago

I like the picture of the ward at Bottom Hospital – very clean floor. .and ample space.

No Pride in JhB
No Pride in JhB
1 month ago

It’s a shame nothing seems to be improving.
There is a small country called Finland run by a young female prime Minister of 34 years old. This country is in the top 5 countries in the world in education and health system. I know this is too much to dream of my country but even if we fix only the hospitals that will give the population some hope and this is very possible. Can we begin to do something instead of having endless conversations that we have heard since we were born

Mine
Mine
1 month ago

Ndipo inu

Gibson maluza
Gibson maluza
1 month ago

Ukazawina mulanduwu dolla yake osazayelekeza kukwatilira mkazi wina mizimu izakukantha

Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma
1 month ago
Reply to  Gibson maluza

Muuzeni 😂😂

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
1 month ago
Reply to  Gibson maluza

Mumafuna azakhale opanda mkazi mpaka kalekale? Atha kumangochinda osakwatira, kenako akazachinda mkazi wako ndipamene uzadziwe kuti malangizo ako ndi opusa.

Benjones87
Benjones87
1 month ago

Our health system in the country is very poor. Even if you go to private hospital’s it’s the same.

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