Hospital sends nurse on ‘forced leave’ for failing to help pregnant woman deliver

A nurse at Mpala Health Centre in Mulanje has been sent in forced leave pending a decision by the ministry of Health after she allegedly turned back a pregnant woman who wanted to deliver at the health facility.

A nurse at the hospital suspended

Mulanje district hospital spokesperson Innocent Chinvinda said a fact finding team from the hospital proved that the woman was turned away from the hospital and she delivered under a tree near the health centre with the help of her relations.

“The records at the hospital showed that the woman did not deliver at the health centre. She instead delivered at a nearby tree and this is unacceptable,” said Chabvinda.

He said officials from the district hospital went to the village to offer apologies over the incident to the woman, her relations and traditional leaders.

“Still, the hospital management thought of sending her on forced leave for her own safety as she awaits a decision by the ministry on her fate.

He said the ministry can slap her with a suspension or fire her altogether.

Health activist Maziko Matemba said some health personnel behave strangely due to fatigue for working long hours without rest.

He said the Medical Council of Malawi should always make routine visits to hospital to ensure all ethical health standards are adhered to.

The nurse allegedly said that he sent back the woman because she came and the hospital late.

 

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Eliezer
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Eliezer

Maternity issues are not what you they are. Malawians learn to understand issues unbiased. Have worked in maternity now over 5 years every where I go people have taken me as an angel. Before you throw your judgement think deep of a labouring process. Don’t be too theoretical rather have facts based on practice. Materninity especially Labour is the most comprexity part of health care. If you don’t have any idea please close your mouth. Go ask midwives and obstetricians. have retu…………….. ndizamaliza mawa

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This is unacceptable. Abuse of pregnant women are happening in multiple forms, many times, to many women, over long period of time and most of them vulnerable. These are what MP women can demonstrate against not the alleged undressing of one UTM woman in Mangochi. Yet Kabwila chose to demonstrate against that one-off issue, happening to one woman in a poshy car. Priorities in the topsy-turvy. Stupid Kabwila and your colleagues.

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POOR MAN FEEL IT

KUMAMVA CHISONI PLEASE MUNTHU WAFIKA KALE BASI KUMUBWEZA NOOOOOOO, MUTHANDIZENI THEN MUUZENI KUTI OSAZAPANGASO TIMATELO

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