Malamulo hospital workers on strike against racist doctors

Striking workers at Malamulo Mission hospital at Makwasa in Malawi’s southern district of Thyolo have vowed never to resume work unless authorities remove senior doctors they are accusing of being racists.

There are fears that the action would lead to deaths of patients as none is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

The strikers are accusing a surgeon Dr Hayton and Dr Chank, a medical doctor of paying a blind eye to the needs of Malawian patients.

Malamulo hospital

One of strikers says the two medical doctors have been saying that they are not in the country to help Malawian patients but just doing what is best for them.

“This is a sad development because we don’t know what they are up to. So we want them to go before they do their heinous acts because neglecting patients is tantamount to killing.”

A meeting on Monday with hospital management ended in a deadlock after the management found nothing wrong with the accused.

There are fears that any attempt to discipline the accused would force some of the hospital’s donors in the United States withdraw aid to the hospital.

But some medical experts at the hospital are however alleging that most of the donor materials that come from the United States are expired and are rendered useless.

Chief Executive Officer for the hospital Edward Martin has described the matter as internal saying discussions are under way to address the strikers concerns.

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