Woman wrongly diagnosed with HIV demands K30m from Malawi govt

A 30-year old woman who was erroneously pronounced HIV positive three years ago when her blood test was mixed up with that of another person has given the government 90 days to pay her K30 million or face lawsuit.

Devastated woman after mix-up led to HIV positive test demands compesation

A clinician erroneously indicated in her health passbook that Agnes Jumbe was HIV positive when she went for tests at Thuchila Health Centre in Mulanje where she had gone for prevention of mother to child HIV test.

Her lawyer William Chiwaya said subsequent HIV tests proved that she is HIV negative.

He said the woman suffered humiliations as a result of the misdiagnosis.

“This caused pain, suffering and humiliation to her. Her husband even deserted her when the clinician indicated in her health passbook that she is HIV positive,” he said.

He said that Jumbe was the centre of humiliation as people talked openly and publicly that she was HIV positive.

However, subsequent tests proved otherwise and confirmed she is HIV negative.

Chiwaya said the apology from Mulanje District Hospital health officer Khuliana Kabwere was not enough to heal her pain, suffering and humiliation she had suffered over the years.

The lawyer has since given the Attorney General up to 90 days to pay Jumbe K30 million or face a lawsuit in the court for compensation.

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Bill Pedro
Bill Pedro
3 years ago

Hiv curative herbs contact dr olori via whatsapp +2349053311934

Na phiri
Na phiri
3 years ago

Sad that our medical personnel leaves a lot to be desired. Last week I visited a hospital where the doctor prescribed some drugs to my patient and the pharmacist gave the patient a wrong drug. Luck enough my patient noticed this before taking the drug. I wondered what could ha pye happened if the patient was not able to read

CHEMBYIYE WA KU THANGUZI
CHEMBYIYE WA KU THANGUZI
3 years ago

So the clinician made the error on behave of the people of Malawi. Why can’t you sue the clinician and leave our taxes alone. Misonkho yapheka eti.

Wa DPP
3 years ago

Give her the 145,000,000 in DPP account it belongs to government

Nadzimbiri
Nadzimbiri
3 years ago

inenso anandipeza ndi malungo koma nditapitanso kachiwiri amati malungo ndilibe, I was traumatized, ndizigwire nanenso zachipepeso

Kwangwagwa
Kwangwagwa
3 years ago

Ndiye mutha kumupatsaso wa wrongly diagnosed with malaria.

Ngolongoliwa wa 81 yrs
Ngolongoliwa wa 81 yrs
3 years ago

Very interesting story. When did u discover ur test result was mixed up with the HIV positive one? Mwangosawuka inu. After all there is no harm so don’t worry ndithu

Kholowa
Kholowa
3 years ago

This has got the positive side and consequenses too. The good thing you will get compersation then bonya apuma mumpoto,the bad side will slow down the processes of dealing with patients. This will make these guys who are working with very little and old medical equipments to be very careful and very slow as we know our hospitals are in a very poor state.There are some situations where our medical staff will have to use experience which is a gamble to them but helps patients to receive that little help as quick as possible. That will definitely go so we… Read more »

GUZANI WAILE
GUZANI WAILE
3 years ago

Ndalama za Misonkho zabookadi ndithu. Zigawanani

Nzwanya
Nzwanya
3 years ago

Who disclosed her status to public? Ma lawyer mwasowa zochita basi.

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