Patient dies in ambulance accident

A patient has died in an ambulance accident in Lilongwe on Wednesday when the speeding ambulance taking him to Kamuzu Central Hospital collided with another vehicle at Kanengo.

Accident at Kanengo

Kanengo police spokesperson Labani Makalani confirmed that a patient died on arrival at Kamuzu Central Hospital and two other passengers inthe government ambulance, who were guardians to the patient, weretreated as out-patents.

However, hospital officials said the patient did not die of any injuries as he did not sustain them but might have died of shock due to the impact of the collision.

In Chikhwawa, four people died and nine others sustained various degrees of injuries when a mini-bus they were travelling in overturned at Lengwe junction.

The dead include a two month old baby.

The police have since arrested the driver of the minibus.

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geofchaponda
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geofchaponda

vuto lotenga ma driver a maminibus kumakayendetsa ma ambulance. have had enough of these accidents. that ambulance ya quantum munagunditsa pa Lilongwe ttc , lero mukukapha patient. koma zoona inu. some times I ask myself on the driving habits of these ambulance drivers, mmaliza siren mulibe ndi patient yemwe, same ndi magalimoto apolice

Joseph Banda
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Joseph Banda

Well that’s how it goes when the country is so corrupted that you can even you can buy a driver’s license without having sat behind the wheel a single minute.

BTN
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BTN

Ambulances should only be operated by Ambulance Technicians (ATs), which is not the case with Malawi. Ambulance drivers are not exempted from driving cautiously on the roads in fact they should be the first ones to ensure safety on the roads. If people think speed is always the requirement of ambulances you are wrong. By the way Malawi ambulances are the most unsafe because they aren’t seriously serviced, they are locally serviced by unregistered mechanics (no dealer service), they are fitted with substandard spare parts, they are way past their due dates for service, they drive with worn out tyres,… Read more »

Che Duli
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Che Duli

AMalawi matama pa mseu ndi maphapha awo. Osapatsa mpata ndi ambulance yomwe….cry for my beloved homeland full of impunity.

Johni
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Johni

I have noted with great concern that most Malawian drivers do not give the right of the way to such vehicles as ambulances, police traffic, and even fire fighters. You will see drivers blocking these vehicles. We need to be civic educated on the importance of giving way to such emergency vehicles. Tonse tikungokhala ngati ma driver a minibus basi. On the other hand, these emergency vehicles need to have sirens because I have noted, most of them just flash hazards. This can be confusing

Msundu
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Msundu

Zayambaso za ngozi

Gulewamkulu
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Gulewamkulu

Compasation ikufunikatu apa zibwana ai.

Kwataine Kachindamoto Wa Kwa Dzida
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Kwataine Kachindamoto Wa Kwa Dzida

Imfa siithawika. Rest in Peace

Kangoma
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Kangoma

Iwe mtolankhani,give us complete story.Ambulanceyo inali yachipatala chiti?????????

ndatopa
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ndatopa

Rest in Peace. Singozi ya pangitsa kuti munthu uyu amwalire Koma ifa inalinayo pamoyo wamnthuyu. Zodandaulitsa.

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