There was drama at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre on Sunday when a minibus driver, in a real Hollywood movie, dropped a ‘dead’ man at the emergency ward before speeding off.
The incident occurred just before lunch hour in full view of patients, guardians, visitors and hospital workers who stood helpless as if they were watching stage show.
The unidentified man, in his 30s, is believed to have been knocked down by the minibus and was brought to the hospital almost dead.
When the driver and his conductor arrived at the emergency section, with a number of unsuspecting people watching, they carried the person and placed him near the ward entrance.
But in a flash, the two jumped into their vehicle and quickly sped off without explaining anything to the medical team leaving two nurses and another hospital staff present totally stranded.
When people realized that the two were fleeing, it was too late for them as the minibus had already reached the main entrance and looking at the level it was cruising, the two guards had no choice but to run away for their dear life as well leaving the gate wide open.
Nobody managed to record the number plate of the white Toyota Hiace minibus but some viewers said the minibus usually operates the Ndirande route.
As Nyasa Times reporter was leaving the place, the man who had no any form of identify was reportedly being taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for possible resuscitation.
However, a nurse who assisted the seriously wounded person said “the person appears already dead because of the high degree injuries.”