Queen’s Hospital evacuate patients after power outage

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, the country’s major referral facility, on Wednesday evacuated patients to Zomba, Thyolo and Chiradzulu hospital due to power outage which affected many areas including the X-ray and the kitchen.

Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre

The power failure lasted almost 12 hours and some patients who remained at the facility missed lunch because the kitchen could nit prepare food without electricity.

QECH director Samson Mndolo said they moved some patients who needed surgery.

Mndolo said during the power outage the main Intensive Care Unit had no patient.

But he said a patient who needs oxygen supports in Ward 3A was moved to Ear, Norse and Throat section “as a precautionary measure.”

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi senior engineer Kondwnai Chikalamba said the power outage was due to an electrical spark which damaged a power supply panel and that the hospital would have electricity back.

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Amai mwana
Amai mwana
9 months ago

Yes let’s go to the streets for demos.

Sidos
Sidos
9 months ago

Don’t worry sick patients.. the ‘Tonse’ government is ‘clearing the rubble’…

You will get better soon.. after all the cases are gone through court… maybe in the next 10-15 years..

Then His Excellency may get time to see to proper facilities and medicines in our hospitals

Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
9 months ago

Ladies and gentlemen, I wish someone told me it is not true. This is a referral hospital which must be greatly fortified. We are not serious, what has been the explanation so far? What about standby plant which take up emergencies? Fire the maintenance team and then lock them up if they are any deaths. This is total negligence both for ESCOM and QECH maintenance personnel.

Peter
Peter
9 months ago

Why…let those responsible be fired

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