Thieves steal baby after power blackout at hospital in Kasungu

Thieves have stolen a less than week old baby placed in premature babies nursery at Kasungu District Hospital following a power blackout that left the hospital in total darkness.

District healh officer Aubrey Banda confirmed the theft of the baby , saying the hospital generator could not start immediately after Escom power blackout because of lack of diesel.

“We did not have the diesel so the hospital was in darkness. Nurses were busy doing other duties,” said Banda.

Police spokesman for Kasungu Edwin Kaunda said the law enforcers have initiated a massive manhunt to recover the baby.

The mother of the baby, according to Banda, comes from a village about 70 kilometres away from the hospital.

Health experts say the public health services in Malawi are collapsing because of huge budget cuts in hospitals as district health officers fail to buy fuel for generators, ambulances are grounded due to lack of fuel and breakdowns, patients get one meal a day in most public hospitals

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Tilipa Diwa


chi ESCOM cha manyiiii


shame on you malawi leaders


This is very common in central region DHs. Gulewamkulu’s actions.

Thyolo Thava

Ntchito za Peter zimenezo. Ayisovatu a DDP. Nanga mmene tifikire 2019 kukhala zotani koma Mbendera iwe umkaliradi zowona kuti Dziko wagulitsa mmanja mwa AGALU.


Please Dr Nkha…le at Kasungu DH use your head fully. Think outside the box.Come on. Use solar systems or use your bigger battery or use big lamps with rechargeable batteries. It works perfectly well.Train the patients to take cover during such sad moment by useless ESCOM employees.Trai your nurse to cope up with modern trends of challenges. Be aware that if was my child. I could have dragged you guys to court and demand over 10 million malawi kwacha for the loss of my blood. Agaru inu.

Isaac chagwa mzuzu

I suggested the culplit might have medical background and might have been in that business for long.But how many nurses were on duty? I understand women carry candles.Who supposed to on it.Did she come alone at the hospital or the place is only for medical practitioners.This issue doesnt concern govt directly for now but need urgent search until that soul is recovered.


Inu tangowonani ngt chayina yalowa ndi kumwamba komwe mvula ikukanika,yalowanso mpaka mmadzi nsomba sizikufa,sinalekere pomwepo,yalowanso mpaka mnthaka kuthira feteleza olo cha mmbale osapedzeka,nanga kulibwanji mu govt ilowa kangati? Vto ndilakt sakwanitsa kuvomereza kt ndiwo olepher ndpo ukadaulo woyendetsa mbumba alibe. Anactra dala kudzimitsa magetsiwo zmenezo nd zomwe amafuna kt zictke.I thnk ku ESCOMko kuli wina wake wosabereka nd amene waba kamwanako

Everson R Phiri

Our leaders they just know to promise,and filling for themselves. Very shamefull.

zakakaliya mulopwiya

Apa a Malawi zativuta

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