Negligence of some workers of Makanjira health centre in Mangochi district has led to the death of a fifteen year-old girl, Malawi24 can report.
According to information sourced by this publication, the deceased had delivery complications and an ambulance took her from the health centre to the Mangochi district hospital for further medical treatment.
While the girl was being taken to Mangochi district, one of the nurses in the vehicle stopped the ambulance near a tailoring shop to ask for her clothes.
When they had travelled for some kilometres, the nurse told the driver that she had forgotten her mobile phone at the tailor’s place and she forced him to go back.
After traveling for a few more kilometers another nurse stopped the ambulance to ask for supplies of baobab fruits locally known “Malambe.”
At the time, the girl was in a serious condition and she was losing a lot of blood. She died a few kilometers from the hospital.
Meanwhile, Mangochi district hospital spokesperson Harold Kambuluzi said investigations are underway on the matter.
The deceased hailed from Makanjira area in Mangochi district.