Hospital suspends ambulance  driver for ferrying bricks

Lilongwe District Health Office has suspended an ambulance driver pending investigations that he had been using the patients’ vehicle to ferry bricks from Saturday to Sunday.

The ambulance in question captured taking bricks

Lilongwe District Health Office spokesperson Richard Mvula confirmed the suspension of the ambulance driver whom he refused to name but said he works at Bwaila Hospital.

“The hospital has indeed suspended the driver to pave way for investigations. We will hear from his side before action is taken,” said Mvula.

Mvula said the hospital expected the driver to be responsible enough, to ensure that the ambulance he was allocated is not abused, saying officials could not be policing him anywhere.

Some people in Area 36 who saw the ambulance packing the bricks got furious and informed the health office after taking pictures of it.

This caused a stir in social media and some people tagged Health minister Atupele Muluzi on face book.

Malawi Equity Health Network (Mehn) executive director George Jobe asked for tough disciplinary action against the driver, saying patients walk or board public transport when public ambulances are abused by drivers.

He however asked for a thorough investigation, saying it could be he was sent by a senior officer.

 

 

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Joloza
Joloza
2 years ago

Lorry ya Zomba City Council always on the road kututa njerwa za mabwana kuchokera Ku Ndege. Chomwecho mukukanika kulipira anthu kuti ndalama mulibe.

Ku Ndege
Ku Ndege
2 years ago
Reply to  Joloza

Akhale Mussa Mwale uyu. Ngwamatama akuti ndi nkhala kale palibe angati nyoooo naye. Palikangala uyipeza ikututa mchenga.

Mangasanja
Mangasanja
2 years ago
Reply to  Ku Ndege

Ayamba liti kusamba a Musa Mwale kananji anakayera….Samalani bwana anthu akuona

Chimulilenji 2
2 years ago

This issue has been blown out of proportion just because its an ambulance but all governement vehicles are subject to the same abuse.Let me recommend people of area 36 for taking action and i would aurge others to emulate whenever wherever the see such a buses by governement employee.The driver could be ana a dadi

Getu Maseko
Getu Maseko
2 years ago
Reply to  Chimulilenji 2

Kumajambula basi mchitidwe onyansau uthe. Malawi wa tsopano.

Masasa Golomoti
Masasa Golomoti
2 years ago
Reply to  Getu Maseko

Zodziwana ndi mabwana ku DHO office muona nkhaniyi siipita patali abisana

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