Nurse under fire for taking a selfie as woman gives birth in ward

A midwife nurse in Blantyre has come under intense fire in Blantyre for taking a selfie as an unidentified woman is lying on a bed with legs open ready to give birth in a labour ward.

Patricia Mulichi who works at Ndirande Health Centre denies circulating the photo

The controversial selfie

The picture is in circulation in social media platforms, drawing anger from most of people who feel the government is employing immature and irresponsible people to handle sensitive matters.

A whatsapp conversation between Nurses and Midwives Council executive director Isabela Musisi identifies the midwife nurse as Patricia Mulichi who works at Ndirande Health Centre.

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.

In her  Facebook post, Mulichi says the picture has been circulated in social media platforms by her former boyfriend who had confiscated her phone as a matter of jealousy.

Ministry of Health officials are yet to make an official comment on the matter.

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Mwanapwa
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Mwanapwa

Akanakhala kuti wachita izi ndi nurse wamwamuna pano amuna onse atavulidwa kale mdziko muno. Koma poti ndi wamkazi a mabungwe kuli zii anafunikatu chilango chokhwima fisi wanuyu!!!!! Umunthu alibe konse ndiponso ameneyu ndi uchitsilu wakeyu nthawi ya kubereka kwake adzamve zokhoma zenizeni!!!!!!

Jim Baso
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Jim Baso

I don’t see whats the big issue. Here in Malawi you have fathers raping daughters, teachers raping students, children killing parents, high levels of corruption in public office, rising levels of prices for fuel and food, high levels of unemployment and poverty, high levels of fiscal deficit where the government keeps borrowing money from other countries to sustain its budget. So a selfie with a naked woman in the background in a hospital is a big deal? Wake up Malawians and face realities.

Bombocrat
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Bombocrat

Stupit nawenso

mama
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mama

you are real? be assured if it was you, or your wife sister or mother you would see what the big deal is. just because all tge other things are happening does not mean this nasty thing is okay

Raphael
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Raphael

Kupusa!!!!!…akadakhala amai ako ukanamva bwanji?

Duntu
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Duntu

this nurse deserves death by hanging

nante
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this clearly indicate the childishness in that nurse.. the only solution is that she must be evacated

why Nyasa
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why Nyasa

what happened to the Ethics, why take a pic in a labour ward in the first place?, and why keep it when you realised it has undressed client in the background? …….The problem is that some nurses don’t look at patients as clients,,they have an attitude problem. Patients are looked at as inferiors. wonder why this day and age women are still giving birth at home?? This is the evidence, Nobody wants to be treated as trash. If their professional council is failing to concede these problems in the name of public relations,things will really get out of hand……. This… Read more »

Peter Liyapah
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Peter Liyapah

She has to be arrested. this is childish at its best…she has to face the law….

Saulos Chilima Jr.
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Saulos Chilima Jr.

We grow cotton but cannot even make descent curtains. Very poor in the mindset

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Akanakhala male nurse apa sibwezi a Emma Kaliya atayakhula kale apa? i think that old ugly lady is an idiot, chifukwa zithuzi they must be treated equally. Guys lets wake up and fight for man’s rights too

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

This woman needs to be fired immediately. As you can see, if it was a male midwife who took this picture women would have demonstrated on streets demanding his arrest etc but because its another woman they are quite. Not fair!! This is not acceptable at all and its embarrassing to the woman giving birth. Wow

Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

Childish indeed.

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