Malawi govt suspends nurse over labour ward selfie

Government has suspended a midwifery nurse over a labour ward selfie which showed her in masked face but exposed a pregnant woman with wide open legs ready to give birth in a labour ward.

The controversial selfie

Patricia Mulichi who works at Ndirande Health Centre suspended

Blantyre district health office director of health services Dr. Gift Kawaladzira has confirmed of the suspension of Patricia Mulichi who works at Ndirande Health Centre.

Mulichi came under intense fire on social media platforms on Tuesday for taking the selfie which went viral in social media platforms.

“We have suspended her pending further review by the Nurses and Midwifery Council of Malawi,” said Kawaladzira.

Ministry of Health spokesperson Joshua Malango said the ministry is waiting a report on the matter from Blantyre district health office.

The picture drew anger from most of people who feel the government is employing immature and irresponsible people to handle sensitive matters.

Nurses and Midwifery Council of Malawi executive director Isabella Musisi says Mulichi deserves disciplinary action and has since banned entering of mobile phones in labour wards.

“Our clients are looking for respectful maternal services. This will hinder achievement for universal health access in Malawi. Let’s see to it cell phones are not entering our labour wards. This is unacceptable behavior by our profession,” she says.

Some people are asking for her prosecution for taking a picture of a naked woman in a labour ward without her consent.

Mulichi’s relation, in a Facebook post, said Mulichihad been betrayed by her former boyfriend who circulated the picture in social media platforms after their relationship went sour.

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Gwedegwede
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Gwedegwede

nayenso azapangidwe choncho pobeleka kuti azamve kuwawa kwake

callen
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callen

Breaking ethics; she should be punished!

Tiyanjane
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Tiyanjane

Quota system product

jogoda
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jogoda

let us leave politics. ndale tipanga 2019. but this is unethetical and should be condemmed

Alina Janice
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Alina Janice

I think a stint in jail might knock some sense into that silly young woman and deter her equally silly friends. The Govt of Malawi must be very strognly on these so-called young people who own phones that are smarter then they are.

Kholowa
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Kholowa

Ukanakhala owoneka bwino mphunoyo ikanachepa, nde ukuoneka kuti kunyasaku unanyasa ndi mmutu momwe!

Wayamba
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Wayamba

a MoH Nanu mutengepo phunziro, the wards r just too open, there’s no privacy in our wards. Plz build labour favourable wards, nurses should av their own proper stations

Malawi
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Malawi

She should be struck off. The woman in labour needs to be compensated.

Please women Lawyers please you have a case here. Help this lady.

If we are conderming Mchacha for castigating women this does not look good.

This midwife and the rest of us should read the book of Proverbs.

Wisdom is the principle thing.

Ida
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Ida

Striking her off? No please. Just punish her in any other way u would deem fit. This lady was taking a selfie. I don’t think she had the intention of exposing her patient.

Namwino
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Namwino

She has betrayed the patient’s trust and right to privacy and confidentiality period. She violated the most fundamental ethical and moral rule that guides nursing practice, there is no excuse for that she need to loose her license and never be allowed to practice ever again !!!!!!!

Khima
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Khima

This is only a tip of iceberg as regards to the whole picture of healthcare is currently in Malawi. Pali okuba mankhwala, negligence on the part of everyone up to mortuary, fake doctors and nurses, doctors and clinicians, sexually harassing patients ena mpaka raping kumene, soliciting money from patients on public hospital services, etc. This lady is a product of a rotten sector, she is just unfortunate that zamchitikila iyeyu. I wish we had secret cameras that could show Malawians how bad our public healthcare has become. We need an overhaul zama selfie is just an icing on the rotten… Read more »

Mmalawi okwiya
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Mmalawi okwiya

ofunika kuchinyenga doggy chimenechi ma round 5 osapumira chitenge mimba nacho akachijambule ku ward.chitsiru cha mwana.anyone with her number?

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