College of Medicine lecturer demands inquiry on police teargassing at hospital

A senior lecturer with the College of Medicine has requested the acting Inspector General of Police to institute an inquiry on how and why law enforcers threw teargas canisters at the referral hospital, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital on Wednesday in Blantyre.

Police fired teargas canisters at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital premises

In a letter, Professor Adamson Muula said such action by the police should never happen again.

“While of course we have to be aware of the potential for witnesses and social media to conflate and mislead when things like these happen, reasonable credible footage has been shared where patients, guardians and hospital staff are seen scampering for cover as teargas smoke engulfs some sections of QECH,” reads the letter to under fire acting  IG Duncan Mwapasa in part.

Muula said he would opted not to comment on the issue as a public servant and because others have already done so but said such silence goes against the Hippocratic Oath which he made, saying the oath compels him to respect the sanctity of human life and especially those of vulnerable patients.

“The members of the police who fired teargas into QECH compounds may not appreciate the full extent of their actions. But I believe you do. I therefore find it not only sad but reprehensive that, for whatever gain, adults could be playing with teargas canisters within hospital compounds,” says Muula.

Police have come under criticism for firing the teargas at the hospital in order to smoke out Human Rights Defenders Coalition protesters out of the Highway to pave way for the unauthorized Democratic Progressive Party cadres parade.

 

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Natty Prince
Natty Prince
2 years ago

Malawianz the belly of the beast iz getting larger but the fall of this devil 👿 wanna be a big crash 👿👿👿👿

Mbwiyache
Mbwiyache
2 years ago

Charlie pamsanapako people were peacefully protesting why people fired tear gas on them your days are numbered you will disappear soon fusek

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Charlie you’re the west spam your dad supposed to use​ the condom so that you must not borne how can trained officer blast teargas at the hospital?even the war zone countries thae soldiers don’t allowed to blast the bomb at the hospital so how come this so called please full country some one blast the teargas at the hospital? think twice before you write your comment here you stupids fool

apwiya
apwiya
2 years ago

No need for investigation Mr Muula. Ask Mayaya he will tell you why police has to use teargas. Mumafuna a police agendedwe? Mwapasa don’t take any action

Mbwiye from Centrral region
Mbwiye from Centrral region
2 years ago
Reply to  apwiya

hahaha you must be jocking eti, firing teargas ku hospital is not a problem to you at all even m’bale wako anakakhala ali ku hospital ko buttling for his or her life .. man retract your comment on this one please

Jochi
Jochi
2 years ago

DPP woyeeee sizachilendo izo mufunse bingu wamtalika zomwe anawauza a police Ku mzuzu aombeleni mitembo kubwata magazi DPP woyeee tiyeninazo bwana pitala tili pambuyo panu chilichonse tidzingoti yes bwana walamula

New Person
New Person
2 years ago

Lecturer, you will be used like a condom, Your question has no substance. Ask every one, you will get the answer. Are you a learned lecturer?

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Osadzifusa chomwe chinayambitsa bwanji kuti apolice athile teagas bwanji Mesa ma protesters ndiwomwe amathawira kuchioatalako . komaso palibe wa police yemwe adathira teargas ku hospital koma teargas amapita komwe kwa loza mphepo.sorry mukayambe kaye mwayankhula ndi mtambo chakwera komaso chilima.nde mukhoza ku beamer apolice.

Patrotic citizen
Patrotic citizen
2 years ago
Reply to  Charie

My bro i find it difficult to believe what u say, it’s because the child who lost his life is not your relative, kwatsala ntchile mkomwe kumapita moto

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
2 years ago

I salute you Professor

Tchana
Tchana
2 years ago

Good patriot pro Muula …..bravo

mpilu
mpilu
2 years ago

a police akuteteza pitala kuti akawamwetse tea kusanjika, ma promotion, awamangile nyumba under mwapasi arse hole licker

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