A professional radiographer at Mulanje Hospital is in the hands of police for attempting to rape a client who went to find out whether she is pregnant or not.
Police told Nyasa Times Thursday that 28 year old Kenneth Mkorongo asked the client, whose name we have deliberately withheld on ethical reasons, to undress when she went at the hospital for scanning to find out if she was pregnant or not.
“He advised her to lie down as part of the process of scanning. Then he started caressing her private part. Then he was about to penetrate his penis into her when she realised something was amiss,” said our police informer in Mulanje.
The police source said the lady then sensed danger and walked out of the room before calling her husband who immediately contacted the hospital administration which in turn called the police.
The police, according to our source, immediately responded and arrested Mkoromgo who hails from Benjamin Village in Chief Kilipula’s area in Karonga.
Hospital officials at Mulanje District confirmed the incident and said Mkoromgo is now with the police but refused to make further comments on the matter, saying they have been told not to speak to the media but refer journalists to ministry headquarters.
Ministry of Health spokesperson Adrian Chikumbe said he needed more time to investigate the matter and make an appropriate comment.
However, senior hospital staff said this was an isolated case therefore patients and clients should not get scared . They promised stricter rules.