The Mangochi District Hospital is probing reports that a nurse and a medical assistant delayed an ambulance from a health centre to Mangochi District Hospital which led to the death of a 15 year old pregnant women.
The hospital spokesperson Harold Kabuluzi said the office of the district health office has received reports that the nurse and medical assistant delayed the ambulance which carried the bleeding Ngaule Missi as they were involved in personal errands on the way to the main referral hospital from Makanjira Health Centre.
Reports say that the medical assistant delayed the ambulance by forcing the driver to stop at a tailor shop to collect his clothes as he was on his way to a workshop.
After running for close to 45 kilometres of the 101 kilometre trip, he realized that he had forgotten his mobile phone and forced the driver to return back to Makanjira to collect it.
The male nurse is accused of stopping to inquire abut baobab for his juice business.
Sixty percent of the trip from Makanjira to Mangochi boma is thrugh bumpy earth road and takes close to three hours. President Peter Mutharika assured people of Mangochi recently that the road would be constructed with a loan from the Republic of China.
Kabuluzi could not however give time frame on when the investigations on the medical assistant and the nurse would be completeted.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :