Balaka District hospital catches fire

Balaka Hospital

By Doro Mapira

Fire which is still raging has gutted down part of Balaka district hospital.

Dr. Eugene Katenga Kaunda, who is the Director of health services for Balaka hospital says the fire started from the kitchen and has affected the laundry, data office and store room.

Balaka Hospital: People rescuing all they could from the fire remains this morning

No casualties have been reported as all patients have been evacuated. Plans to transfer them to Machinga or Ntcheu district hospitals are underway.

It is reported that Balaka and surrounding districts have no fire engines as they depend on Zomba City Council, which is close to two hours’ drive away.

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