Fire Guts Dowa District Hospital Tin House
Fire has destroyed assorted items at Dowa District Hospital Tin House. Dowa district hospital spokesperson Davie Nuka says they are still investigating the cause of the fire.
He added that the tin house which is an extension to the hospital's general stores was not connected to electricity.
"The Tin house held iron sheets, pipes, and furniture which were meant to be used for renovating a labor ward," Nuka said.
Nuka also said: "The house also held expiry drugs".
Sources at the hospital confided in us that before the fire this morning, some items which were in a vehicle parked closed by were offloaded, and security guards were instructed: "to push the vehicle to a safe distance."
Meanwhile, Dowa Police spokesperson Sub-inspector Gladson M'bumpha says the essential drugs that have also been destroyed include Anti retroviral drugs and records dating from 2009.
He said, "the value of the burnt items is K501,000 except for drugs whose cost is still being calculated."
Recently, a kitchen at the district hospital was also razed down by the fire.