Health workers assaulted over Covid-19 blood samples in Likoma

Family members of  a patient who died from coronavirus (Covid-19) on Friday in Likoma on Monday assaulted health workers who went to collect blood samples from them.

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The 60-year-old woman died at St Peters Anglican Hospital hours after she tested positive fro the virus.

However, when health workers requested family members for blood samples, they refused, accusing them of spreading lies that their relation had succumbed to Covid-19.

Likoma District Medical Officer (DMO), Matthias Londo confirmed the incident.

“It is true one of our health workers was assaulted in presence of the man who invited us to go and get the samples.

“We faced a lot of resistance from the deceased family members. We tried to engage the village head but we were not successful. On Sunday, our team went for sample collection but they were sent back,” Londo said

Londo said they also involved  Member of Parliament (MP) for Likoma and one of the Ward Councillors to persuade the family to accept giving blood samples for the test.

He said the family members gave in and allowed the health authorities to collect the specimen but the situation turned violent as the health workers were stoned upon arrival in the village regardless getting consent from the family through the MP.

“We have since reported the matter to police for assistance,” Londo added.

Likoma Police Publicist, Mcliff Ngulube said they received a report from hospital  officials and are yet to investigate and arrest the suspects.

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George Victor
6 months ago

Koma akuluaklu zoonadi lets change our mindset nkhani ya covid ndi yooona mwavera imwe anthu aku Likoma chonde chonde mverani titha tonse mukapanda kumvera izi siza business as usual

Pedegu ku state House
6 months ago

Atumbuka ndichoncho. They are shameless savages.

BigMan
BigMan
6 months ago

Umbuli thooo.

mlomwe
mlomwe
6 months ago

ineyo kunena zoona ndaona kuti kwathu kuno ku malawi matendawa ativuta kwambiri kuti atichoke chifukwa cha umbuli timachuluka kukhala ngati ndife oziwa pamene sitiziwa kalikonse nankha zona munthu ungathamangitse wachipatala yemwe akufuna kukuthandizani ndiye kuti pali nzeru apa tiyeni a malawi tisinthe kaganizidwe kathu tikatero zinthuzi zitichoka nsanga koma ngati sitisinthatu tiyembekezere mavuto akulu pakati pathu. Zikumakhala zomvetsa chisoni kumupeza munthu akungoyenda opanda mask koma ali pagulu pa anthu ukamufusa makani akewo iweso kudabwa kuti kodi ndi ufiti kapena chani koma nkhani yakula nsinkhu ndiyoti umbuli kwathu kuno unakula zedii.

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
6 months ago
Reply to  mlomwe

Kkkkkkk koma ya akulu mwayakhula ndithu, moti Likoma ndimalo ang’ono matenda ngati amenewa atha kugwira aliyense within shortest period of time, onse anthu kupakidwa ndi Matenawa, lets be responsible people, Civic education ikufunika where is Mtambo as minister of Civic education please start working

ERUTU
ERUTU
6 months ago
Reply to  mlomwe

Umbuli ndi Matenda 📚✍🏾

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