Four babies risk dying due to intermittent power supply

Four babies, who were born prematurely at Dedza District Hospital risk dying because of the intermittent power supply, a senior hospital official has confirmed.

Health workers using mobile phone light during blackout

Dr. Greyson Mathewe, Dedza District Hospital health officer said the hospital cannot buy fuel for its generator because the health institution is cash-strapped due to unsettled debt.

“Fuel stations in the district are refusing to give us fuel on loan because of unpaid debts,” said Mathewe.

Sources at the hospital said four babies, who were in incubators, risk death because of the prolonged Easter Holiday power load shedding which has affected the whole country.

The source said other departments critically affected by the load shedding include the theatre, the laboratory, the nursery ward and the ICU where patients on oxygen are admitted to.

The country is facing severe power cuts despite assurances by both Egenco and Escom that the situation would improve.

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4 years ago

Malawi is burning and political leaders are playing their fiddles. Children are dying in hospitals whilst millions of Kwacha are being spent, every week, on political rallies. There’s just too much of pervasive culture of impunity amongst the political elite to the extent that they’re blind to the cries of so many people, especially those from the rural areas. Health system has collapsed, education system has collapsed, law enforcement agencies have collapsed, the legal system has collapsed, the parliament isn’t doing its job and instead is working against its own people. Nothing is working. Then we hear the head of… Read more »

4 years ago

Atupele ayankhe

4 years ago

And somebody is telling us /carrying the cross of Jesus somewhere ;for what? ?
Kids /people are dying in villages /hospitals

Now I come to understand that these people are doing/saying these
Things as fashion and fame

4 years ago
Reply to  MAGUFULI

We need to magulify Malawi, and finally we can have “The Magulification of Africa” where our leaders are moderately humble to serve people and not serve themselves.
Can we have a comment from the Minister of Health Hon Atupere Austin Muluzi?

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