Malawi govt agrees to pay woman erroneously put on ARVs huge compesation

Government has finally agreed to pay compensation to a woman who was erroneously put on life prolonging drugs for HIV patients – ARVs.

A woman living with HIV/Aids takes her dosage of antiretroviral drugs

William Chiwaya, lawyer for Agnes Jumbe, said they appeared before High Court judge Ivy Kamanga on Monday in Lilongwe for the assessment of the compensation.

Jumbe was put on anti-retroviral therapy for three years after a medical staff at Thuchila Health Centre in Mulanje swapped her HIV tests with that another person when she went to the health facility for tests because she was pregnant.

Jumbe’s husband deserted her upon hearing that she was HIV positive and attracted ridicule from other people in her society.

Chiwaya said also present in the court was a representative from the Attorney General’s office Aristotle Mahango.

Spokesperson for the ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Pilirani Masanjala confirmed the meeting took place at the High Court in Lilongwe.

“What is remaining now is to agree on the exact amount of compensation and to agree on terms of payment,” said Masanjala.

Jumbe had initially demanded K30 million as compensation.

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Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
3 years ago

30 million yacepa kutalitali.
Yes very very scary
I know some of our doctors though they are doctors but makes me wonder. Trying and erroring.
No protoctol of what they learn let alone patient dignity,consent etc.
Apatu nde alipile basi. COMPETENCY imavuta kwathu kuno koma poti źose Ambuye amatilongosola

Kochoko Desire
Kochoko Desire
3 years ago

What if it transpires that he got his healing after visiting ECG and Major 1 prayed for him?
We know many people who were HIV POSITIVE are now negative after Major 1 prayed for them . Will The government be prepared to reward all such persons ? Judge Ivy, you may have to revisit your ruling at some point

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
3 years ago

Alipile amene asasemphanitsa ma result yo

3 years ago


3 years ago

The deserted hubby will come back when the ex gets the dough.

Kapado Chimulirenji
3 years ago

MK30m yachepa.

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