Chadiza health staff caned

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Chadiza health staff caned


Chadiza, June 13, 2013, ZANIS…….. Chadiza district communitymedical

officer Geoffrey Lingenda has defended personnel at the newly opened

district hospital over allegations that they were mistreating



Dr Lingenda disclosed that in most cases the medical staff worked for

longer hours, even losing their resting time just to ensure that they

helped as many people as possible.


He said it becomes difficult in most cases for his office to comment

or act on certain concerns from the public when specific cases were

not cited.


He said those accusing personnel at the district hospital of using

abusive language and also mistreating patients should come out in the

open and report to his office rather than rushing to the chief and the



Dr Lingenda said as far as he was concerned medical personnel at the

newly opened facility were under staffed and worked long hours

and all they needed from the community was encouragement and support

and not the other way round.


Last Saturday, Chief Zingalume of the Chewa people in Chadiza district

told off Medical staff in Chadiza to start treating patients with

respect and honour.


Chief Zingalume made the accusation when he addressed  thousands of mourners who

gathered at the funeral of Chadiza district coordinator for Catholic Peace for Justice and

Development,  Andrew Simoya.


The traditional leader said he had received several complaints about

the use of bad language and poor treatment the patients received at the newly

opened district hospital.


The Chief said people did not need to be known for them to be given

the best service but that all patients should get the

best attention .