Malawi’s Ngoni chief Mbelwa admitted in hospital: Blackout during VP’s visit

Ngoni’s influential chief, Inkosi ya Makosi Mbelwa the fourth of Mzimba is battling with life at Kamuzu Central Hospital  (KCH) in high dependency ward.

Vice President Khumbo Kachali visited Mbelwa on Thursday afternoon and during the visit a great embarrassment occurred;  the usual  power blackout when Mbelwa was in need of an electrical medical machine and a fan.

Later the generator saved the situation.

Sources at the hospital confirmed Mbelwa’s admission and said he looked very ill and has lost a lot weight.

Chief Mbelwa: Admitted to KCH
Chief Mbelwa: Admitted to KCH

“He is critical but in stable condition. He has lost weight. He is in the high dependency
ward which is the same as intensive care unit,” KCH source told Nyasa Times.

“He has opened bowels and is diabetic,” one official said.

Two doctors, three matrons and two nurses were seen attending to Mbelwa in a state of panic.

At around 17.30, Kachali left and chief Lukwa of Kasungu arrived into the ward.

Mbelwa’s admission comes two weeks after medical doctors at KCH wrote President Joyce Banda that the hospitals no drugs and some patients were losing lives when they could not.

Minister of Health Catherine Gotani Hara said the country’s public hospitals have only five percent of drugs.

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