Doctors strike in Machinga sees cholera patient die

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…seven others in critical state

Malawi cholera.

Malawi cholera.

A strike by medical doctors at Namanja Health centre in Machinga district has led to the death of a cholera struck patient as he had no one to attend to him.

According to reports that Malawi24 has the medical personnel are against their unpaid locum allowances which they have been asking for a ‘long time.’

It is said the doctors having hit a snag on their requests for the allowances agreed to leave cholera patients attended to so that management would give them a befitting response on the same.

The medics have also been calling for their overtime allowances, demands which have all not been properly and formally responded to by authorities.

Malawi24 has also been highly tipped by locals in the area that about seven patients at the facility are left in a critical state.

The doctors also claim that their colleague in other facilities are getting paid highly for treating cholera patients, something which they are reportedly finding as backing to their claims.

When the disease first hit the country starting on Boxing Day last year, there was a total number of 722 patients.

A report the ministry has released shows that, as of last week, the total number of cholera patients in treatment camps nationwide is 11. Of the 11, Zomba has three patients, Phalombe has six and Karonga has two.

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  1. all those who do strick they must leave the job coz their is more malawian who got tarrents end experients 4 that job but is surfuring coz of those piple .let them go plz

  2. Anthu mumayiwala udokotala or any health profession ndi ntchito si ukapolo.ngati mukufuna anthu azigwira ntchito alipileni,if you can’t don’t expect them to work.

  3. Since when are they medical doctors at health centers,get the facts straight before reporting thats a clinical officer or medical officer.it’s a pity that you blame this clinicians,do you expect him to keep working for no pay am sure these allowance he/she is fighting for are for months maybe even years.it is the govt who have failed the patient for they fail to prioritize human life.people cannot not be working for no pay,mind you these diseases are contagious why must one risk their life.what about the health providers family.pray for your country’s leadership,pray that they start to take human life seriously or you’ll have more cases like this.infact you can take it upon yourself pay a fine at the hospital to ensure health providers get paid.demand better health

  4. Welesike amatizunza,awo ndi azungu tinkamvetsa,lero ndi tokhatokha kuwetekana anthu amodzi.life of an innocent person gone?please Lord 4give everyone who has taken hand in the death of the beloved

  5. Mulungu akuona mkuchita madotolo inu. Zivute zitani moyo wamunthu mkanayetsetsa kuupulumutsa kut mulandre mdalitso wanu kwa Mulungu.

  6. I understand their (doctors) intentions, but the way they chose to push for their allowance increments is so inhuman. You cant just let a person suffer to death when you have what it takes to help them. Where is the love? why not protest in another way?

  7. inu ma volunteer tangogwran ntchtoyo,!_u went 2 collge inorda to b a docta,so y r u runng away 4rm it,_go n save pipo god z wth u

  8. inu ma volunteer tangogwran ntchtoyo,!_u went 2 collge inorda to b a docta,so y r u runng away 4rm it,_go n save pipo god z wth u

  9. Allowance muwamane,Leave Grant kuwamananso.Angalimbikire bwanji ntchito munthu.But bad policies from inconsiderate PS are derailing hard working spirits which were there before his deployment

  10. Allowance muwamane,Leave Grant kuwamananso.Angalimbikire bwanji ntchito munthu.But bad policies from inconsiderate PS are derailing hard working spirits which were there before his deployment

  11. Let’s remind u doctor’s that each and every corner of Malawi pipo are in hot soup, it’s only few that everything z movin’ smoothly.So do not let the lives of innocent Malawians to go for nothing not that, we love u…

  12. Let’s remind u doctor’s that each and every corner of Malawi pipo are in hot soup, it’s only few that everything z movin’ smoothly.So do not let the lives of innocent Malawians to go for nothing not that, we love u…

  13. Afadi simunati inu ndi ubwana wanuwo kumakhalira ma allowance a cholera muli pheee mma offc ku field kuno tikugonera ku cholera camp day and night opanda allowance inu ku hippo view lodge every tuesday and friday kusainisana mifwefwe

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