Dausi denies ordering health worker to confirm Covid-19 case: ‘Its fallacious’

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi has refuted allegations that he ordered a clinician at Mchinji District Hospital to confirm that a patient who is on isolation at the hospital has coronavirus (Covid-19).

Dausi with Mchinji District Hospital after the tour .-Photo by Sarah Munthali
Andrew Mwale, clinical officer: I did not receive orders from Dausi

Lately there has been an audio which has been circulating on social media alleging Dausi’s order.

However, Dausi refuted the allegations in interview,  saying they are malicious and not true at all.

On Tuesday the minister visited Mchinji District Hospital to appreciate the district’s Covid-19 response and management.

“I never met any clinician or forced him to declare any patient of coronavirus. I was with the District hospital management team, and district council officials can testify,” he said.

In the purported audio, an unidentified man alleged that when Dausi visited the hospital he ordered a clinician, Andy Mwale, to confirm a patient who is on isolation at the hospital that he is Covid-19 positive.

In the audio, the man also alleges that Dausi forced the clinician to diagnose that the patient who is asthmatic and was on anti retroviral drugs (ARVs) has coronavirus.

The man also alleged that Mwale defied Dausi’s order of diagnosing the patient and he has since been dismissed.

However, in an interview Mwale denied receiving orders from Dausi to confirm a patient of Covid-19 positive.

“As you can see I am working and I am planning trainings for our members of staff on Covid-19. I never met the minister when he came to the hospital, and the minister never forced me to sign anything,” he said.

Mchinji District Hospital Medical Officer Dr Topsy Mdolo said when the minister visited the hospital on Tuesday he addressed members of staff and never made such an order.

“We are also surprised with the allegations in the audio, our clinician has never been dismissed and still working,” he said.

During his visit to Mchinji District Hospital, Dausi assured members of staff that government will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for the staff.

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Chriss
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Chriss

You can’t just trust Dausi denying, ask Msonda

katayeni chitutu
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katayeni chitutu

sumungavomele koma chilungamo ndichija mwawauza anthu kuti amakukakamizani kuti mutero

Nafenso
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Nafenso

my fellow Catholic Dausi, Ambuye Yesu sanafe pamtanda kwachabe. truh shall prevail

Maunits
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Maunits

Achitsiru ndinu so being in committee refers to being health minister za ziiiiiiii

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

BOBROV with his usual tactics.
no wonder we got
glezeda
mchaca
viola
etc and them special cabinet committee as ?frontliners.eh NO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS but specials
we an international laughing stock .

mboba
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mboba

ok fine, but Dausi is not Health Minister what was he doing at the hospital

FOOL
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FOOL

ACHISIRU INU YOU DONT KNOW THAT HES IN THE COMMITEE THAT WAS SET TO DEAL WITH THE PANDEMIC

Central
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Central

Your understanding @FOOL is upside down just like dausi!! If truth be told, everybody in the that committee you are referring to are supposed to do their role through their respective ministries they are in-charge of and not jump boundaries like this……………………………………!! Forming that committee should never be a leeway for mphanyamphanya ngati uyu chifukwa sangatithandize ngakhale pang’onoooooooooooooooo!! Frankly he created that trip just for allowances sake and nothing else!! Can he (dausi) manage to describe what he actually did at the hospital? Was Mhango aware of this trip?

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