High power voltage blamed for Mangochi Hospital fire

Mangochi district health officer Dr Henry Chibowa Jr says a preliminary report on the cause of fire at the hospital show the cause was high power voltage which surged after electricity was restored following a black out.

The gutted Mangochi Hospital

“This is just a preliminary report. We will institute a thorough investigation on the fire,” said Chibowa.

Patients had to be evacuated from some wards as fire razed down part of the hospital on Sunday.

Chibowa  said some crucial hospital equipment was damaged.

“Fire fighter volunteers just through out the equipment, this is understandable in such a situation,” he said.

One of the equipments damaged helps children born prematurely.

The doctor however said the hospital is yet to make a final assessment on the damage caused by the fire

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4 years ago

The on-going problems with electricity supply in Malawi are ruining the country and holding it back in so many areas – industry, health, education, home life, etc. etc. When is the President and the DPP government going to get to grips with the power supply? If for no other reason than this failure, they do not deserve to win the election next year.

4 years ago

That is where Atupele should be assessed as Minister of Health.Osangolankhula pa kamwa.Ung’onoung’ono,ukitiukiti !!!!!!! kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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