‘Selfie’ Malawi nurse interdicted with no pay: ‘She deserves a stiff punishment’

Blantyre District Council has approved interdiction with no pay of a Midwifery nurse at Ndirande Health Centre who was suspended for allegedly taking a ‘selfie’ in labour ward showing a naked pregnant woman in the background which surfaced online.

Patricia Mulichi who works at Ndirande Health Centre : Interdicted
The controversial selfie

Patricia Malichi’s selfie, which has an unidentified pregnant woman lying on a hospital bed at Ndirande Health Centre in Blantyre city, provoked public anger on social media with many Malawians calling for her dismissal.

She defended herself saying the photo was leaked by her ex-lover.

Speaking during a full council meeting on Monday, Deputy Council Chairperson, Akima Chipwatali said the nurse deserves a stiffer punishment because what she did infringed on the rights of every woman in the country.

“The interdiction has come at a right time and I feel happy that there is progress in this case. Government instructed that every woman must give birth at a health facility and what this nurse did by exposing a fellow woman’s nudity in a labour ward was uncalled for. What she did will discourage other women to give birth at a health center. She deserves a stiff punishment,” said Chipwatali.

Director of Health and Social Services, Dr. Gift Kawalazira said he was happy with the development and hoped the law will take its course, so that future perpetrators take a lesson.

He then said he would make sure he is involved in every step of the case to make sure that all ends well.

Ministry of Health spokesman Joshua Malango said  the midwifery council and the district health authorities were handling the case.

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Mlomwe wokonda Chigololo
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Mlomwe wokonda Chigololo

Much as I don’t support what sh did, but my questions are;
1. Case ya George Chaponda ili pati?
2. Case ya lamba wa K100, 000 and shirt ya K60,000 ku immigration mutiwuza chani?
3. K145 mita APM benifited from amwenye zili pati
Do u know how much this NMT was getting zomwe mwati simumamupasa?
Stupid Council and NMCM

Mbusiyeni Muthembi
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Mbusiyeni Muthembi

Ameneyu ndiye mwamuwona kuti ndiye wofunika punishment? George Chaponda adapalmula milandu yayikulu zedi mukuti alibe milandu,,,,,,,,,,kodi May 2019 iwe sngakhale lero lomwe kuti tizikavota!!!!!!!!!!

MZONDI
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MZONDI

NDE UMAFUNA BOY FRIEND WAKOYO AZITANI NAYO PHOTOYO ABALE TISASEWELESE ANZATHU NGATI TAPASIDWA MWAYI WA NTCHITO

bingu
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where is the her x boyfriend in this case? prosecute her also

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Ma nurse chipongwe, ndiyetu izo mwaziona. And please social mediayi watch nayo mafana

Zinenani Zoona
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Zinenani Zoona

Zamanyazi. Can you call this a labour ward? Dirty mattresses, no beddings, dirty floor, mosquitoes everywhere? Boma lilipo koma?

mapuyamurupare
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mapuyamurupare

Mwana asanyadile ntchito yake?
Za jerous Basi. MULUNGU amupatsa chochita China. Kukhululuka kukanatha kuchitanso bwino pa nkhaniyi.

Kholowa
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Kholowa

If that woman exposing her nakedness in action was your mother you couldnt talk about forgiveness. I think its the bible that says you reap what you sow? What is wrong to let the book of law take charge? Unamvako zoti chibwana chimalanda? This is a lesson to her to be careful in her next job if she secures one otherwise we cant have prisons since no one deserve to be there if we can forgive.

dan
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dan

To say ndimwana uyu sinzeru. Kodi iyeyu kuti akakhale ndi boyfriend wofuna kuti adzikawona maliseche a wanthu ena ndi umwana? Why did nt she scapture maliseche akewo nkumupatsa boyfriend wakeyo? Kodi iyeyu sadziwa kuti maliseche timabisa umwana wakewo wafika pamenepo?
odi akanakhala kuti iyeyu wawonetsa akewo ife tikanamamuvuta?

She deserves to be suspended for some good years mpaka amene ankuti ndi umwana adziwe kuti wakula tsopano at least 8 good years basi.

Sam P Mawephe
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Sam P Mawephe

Minimum age for those joining the profession has to be revisted.

Piper
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Piper

Malawi hospital stuff are so rude to say the least. Patients can not even ask for painkiller from a nurse, they get talked to as if they are idiots. This bad practice will not end if the public is all mute about it. We need to speak up. This lady should be fired. HeavyDuty is right on point.