Kasungu hospital run out of oxygen for Covid-19 patients, nurse dies

Kasungu district hospital  authorities have lamented that treating Covid-19 patients at the facility is now a threat because of severe oxygen shortages.

One of the wards at Kasungu District Hospital

The hospital spokesperson Catherine Yoweli said currently the facility have two empty oxygen cylinders only despite the rising cases of the virus.

According to her, the facility lost one of its nurse diagnosed with Covid-19 due to the same problem.

“What we do is that we send such patients to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe which is about 130 kilometers away,” she said.

Yoweli then asked for a help from well-wishers, saying the problem is “urgent.”

One of the health personnel who opted for anonymous said as Covid-19 spreads in the district, a potentially deadly lack of oxygen is leaving patients gasping for breath.

“Many are having to go without this essential treatment,” he said.

Reacting to the development, Mzuzu-based social commentator Jackson Msiska urged residents of Kasungu join hands in raising the fund to deal with the problem than waiting for government.

According to him, the residents should not wait for government only.

“We have seen number of individuals raising fund for such projects. And Kasungu has number of MPs, organizations and business community who can emulate what their colleagues are doing in other districts,” he said.

Kasungu District Hospital has a catchment of not less than 900,000 people.

The district has 132 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 75 of which are active with only two deaths.

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Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
1 month ago

I have no kind words for this Government. I will NEVER vote again.

Che Bauleni
Che Bauleni
1 month ago

Paja Chilima amati Mmalawi muno muli ndalama zambiri …Tangogulani ma cylinderwo basiiii osati muwaberenso anthu oti alibe kali konse

Chayamba
Chayamba
1 month ago
Reply to  Che Bauleni

Ndalamazo zilipodi koma zili mmanja ma cadet

LDJ
LDJ
1 month ago

The picture shows that frontline workers are wearing masks but the patients ain’t. If one of those patients without a mask has the virus then the whole ward is contaminated.

Guest
Guest
1 month ago
Reply to  LDJ

And the worker seems to have pulled her mouth underneath her nose, putting herself in danger!

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
1 month ago

Boma ligule. Misonkho yathu ukupita kuti? Gulani ma cylinder osangokhalira ma allowance a meeting. Poor leadership

Bt
Bt
1 month ago

A lot of rich people in kasungu. Mindset change required. Sell one of the farms and equip the district. Osamangodikira Boma lichite kanthu. Where is patriotism? Musakhale ngati alomwe okhala ndi dzima billion koma osathandiza district yawo

Prophet Mbolo
Prophet Mbolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Bt

Machende ako ndithu. Wamva kuti alomwe akusowa oxygen? Chonsecho Malawi yonse ino kotukuka ndi kwa alomwe ukawanyozawo.

Last edited 1 month ago by Prophet Mbolo
Jobasi Chikweche Ngozo
Reply to  Prophet Mbolo

Ameneyodi ndi chitsiru chenicheni, anamva ndani kuti alhomwe samathandidza. Alhomwe mukuwatukanawo ndi amene athandidza kutukula dziko. Kumangodzipopa kuti mulamulira dziko, ndi izi zakukanikani. Muchite zanu tizione osamangolubwalubwa zopanda ntchito. Kulanda boma ngati zenizeni, zitsiru zenizeni za anthu, fotseki

jah
jah
1 month ago
Reply to  Bt

mbuzi gulitsa wako

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