Expectant mothers sleep on the floor in Malawi hospital

Pregnant women at Khombedza Health Centre, 25 Kilometres north of Salima District,  are sleeping literally on the floor due to in availability of  beds.

Kabwira treating mothers with gifts at Khombedza
Kabwira treating mothers with gifts at Khombedza
Many expectant mothers are now forced to sleep on the floor in the ward
Many expectant mothers are now forced to sleep on the floor in the ward

When space on the floor in the ward runs out, their attendants sleep in corridors of the ward. Or outside on the hospital veranda and compound.

The patients are also at risk of contracting malaria disease because the mosquito nets  which they are using are torn and outdated.

Khombedza clinic In charge Henry Mbedza attributed the problem to high number of the patients that the clinics receives on daily and weekly basis for delivery.

Mbedza said the problem is that the clinic is surrounded by two Christian Hospitals Association of Malawi (CHAM)  paying facilities of Thavite and Chipala.

“What happens is that people run away from the paying facilities  of Chitala and Thavite and they all converge here for treatment and labour hence the situation, there is need for another facility in the area of Traditional Authority Makanjira because currently we serve the catchment area of 56,000 people,” said Mbedza.

Member of parliament for the area who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Publicity Secretary, Dr Jessie Kabwira who visited the clinic for the mother’s day cerebration said she has already reported the matter to the district Health officer (DHO) for action.

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Pwelemwe
Pwelemwe
6 years ago

Kodi m’mesa Ku Thavite ndi Ku Chitala Kuli service agreement?Ndiye amathawanso CHani kungoti anthuwo Anangozolawera za urele.M’mene anakhazikitsira Zipatala za Massion muja mukulira pano.

Waiting for Jesus !
Waiting for Jesus !
6 years ago

Why are we acting like this is the exception ! It is what happens , and WOMEN are the main cause, Malawian women are cruel and nasty, they want you to experince pain in childbirth as a punishment. I was left alone by several nurses in Queens to give birth to a breech baby, I scremed I shouted, they told me to shut up, my baby died , I lived , I will never belive Malawians have the heart ! BULLSHIT TO SAFE MOTHER HOOD, !

drakes
drakes
6 years ago

If this is true you need to raise a complaint against the Nurses responsible for that
and you will see them loose their jobs. Dont allow it to happen again to anybody.

nkhedu
6 years ago

ok i c

MADALA
6 years ago

CASHGATE CASHGATE !! WANTHU KULIRA MZIPATALA NDI KUMUZI INUYO MUKUDYA NDI KUGONA POFEWA MULUNGU NAMALENGA ZONZEZI AKUWONA POTI WOWELUZA NDI KULANGA NDIYE MWINI ZIKOMO YEHOVA !!!

Kharupa
Kharupa
6 years ago

outdated mosquito nets?

Mr.Bambo
Mr.Bambo
6 years ago

Inenso langa funso linali lomwelo.Thats normal ,chofunika ndikuti achire basi za bed si nkhani for the time being.Nansani ndakunyadila.

snaiper
snaiper
6 years ago

I think wht nkasai is saying is true bt you need to report it to any corncided staff whn it has just happened .

Chiye Nang'omba
Chiye Nang'omba
6 years ago

cash gate ikugona pa bed! Innocent people sleep on floor and yet we celebrate 50yrs of independence

Parallel Market
Parallel Market
6 years ago

This is unacceptable. Malawi Government solve that problem without delay. Its shameful.

Nansani
Nansani
6 years ago

Kodi kunyumba amagona potani?

okwenda
okwenda
6 years ago
Reply to  Nansani

kumalankhula moganiza ndibwino, ndimisonkho yao ayenera kumagona pabwino, sizakuti chifukwa alikumudzi ai sichoncho.

Mr.Bambo
Mr.Bambo
6 years ago
Reply to  okwenda

Wakuuza ndani kuti naonso amakhoma msonkho?

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