Katuli Dispensary in Mangochi has closed down after a fracas after some villages pelted the health facility with stones after the lone clincian refused to wake up at night and help a patient.
Senior Group Village Headman said some villagers had brought a very sick woman at night at the hospital.
“The watchman told the people that the lady medical assistant directed that the watchman should just be making a call instead of knocking at her house door whenever a patient came at night,” he said.
He said the people waited for hours, the lady medical assistant, Bridget Tsabola, never arrived to help the patient.
“This is not the first time she ignored a patient at night. She never wakes up at night whenever there is a serious case,” he said.
The people came irritated and started stoning the the dispensary.
The medical assistant and her family fled the area around 3 am.
The government is yet to make a decision on the matter.