Fire guts Nkhotakota District Hospital

With calls for government to equip all district councils with fire fighting equipment., on Friday morning  fire gutted  part of the drug store at Nkhotakota District Hospital, destroying essential drugs and other medical supplies.

Fire destroys drug store

The hospital’s spokesperson Garry Chilinga confirmed the incident and said the cause of the fire has not yet been identified.

Chilinga said they are working on assessing the damage.

At around 5am, guardians for in-patients saw the black smoke billowing into the sky from the facility.

Hospital officials were seen using buckets to put out the fire as the district council has no fire engine.

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Bentby from Chigunda Dwangwa

those are delibarate fire. medical stores officers trying to cover up their malpractices. police must handle this case seriously until the real cause of fire is pinned

1 year ago

What’s the actual cause? The report is skimpy. It is possible for someone to have caused the fire to explain away the pilferage of drugs and most of the drugs our government health facilities don’t have are in the private clinics where the drugs are not only available but highly prohibitive to purchase always recommended by clinical officers at the public hospital. All this is ripping off the poor rural patients. The life of the poor our patients is on skidding sledge because these underhand arsonists have an advantage on

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