Clinician jailed for sexual assault on patient at Mchinji Hospital

Senior Resident Magistrate Court in Lilongwe has sentenced Clinical Officer Stain Kalipinde to six years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for attempting to rape a patient.

Medical officers  who engage in sexual misconduct with patients are investigated and punished when found

Superintendent Patricio Philemon told the court on Friday August 23 that on December 15 2017, the accused attempted to have sex  with a patient without her consent. 

The state witness said on this day, the woman went to Mchinji District Hospital to seek medical attention for her pain on her thigh.

Kalipinde, who was attending to the woman, asked her to remove clothes and lie on the treatment bed.

According to Philemon, the clinical officer then started playing with private parts citing it was part of the diagnosis process. Later as he was about to rape her, the woman protested, and wondered if all what was happening was part of treatment.

The matter was reported to Mchinji Police Station where a case of attempted rape was opened in line with Section 134 of the Penal Code.

In submission, the state pleaded for a custodial sentence considering that Kalipinde breached the trust which patients have in clinical officers and that his conduct tarnished the image of the Ministry of Health.

In mitigation, Kalipinde asked the court to be lenient with him considering that he is first offender and that he is the breadwinner for his family.

Pronouncing the sentence, Senior Resident Magistrate Shyreen Chirwa concurred with the state that Kalipinde deserved a stiffer punishment.

She said such conducts and behaviour are shameful and uncalled for. Therefore, to deter other would-be offenders, she slapped the offender with six years imprisonment with hard labour.

Kalipinde hails from Chipho Village in Traditional Authority Nsabwe in Thyolo District.

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Mavikumutu
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Mavikumutu

Alomwe kukonda kukwata. Gondolosi wa Ngolongoliwa akuonekera zin
tchito zake

nompumelelo khuzwayo
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learn to tame your ‘mbolo’ medical idiots. shame on you!

Innoxy Charles
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Innoxy Charles

Kkkkkkkk, koma nthendayo inali polakwika.Komabe ngati dokotala akanangosilira mumtima chabe osati mpakana kumuwonetsera patient chigololo ayi.Zili bwino kuti wamangidwa koma mukamangenso amene anapha Buleya lule aja komanso mulandu wa-achina Ntaba ndi anzawo please!👏👏.

THE APOSTLE
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kikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikiki

Ndakhuta@265
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too bad the jugde was female

Pewani
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Pewani

Chone azimayi mukadwala matenda okhuza malo obisika muziwauza amuna anu kuti akuthandizeni, Musamawayese madotolo nawonso ndi athu (amadya).

Kambewa Chisale
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Koma these Alhomwe that’s what’s they are good at

Gang'a
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It’s a shame you attack tribes on such matters.

Mano
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Mano

Sad, and the victim must be compensated.