Its unimaginable that up to date believers of some religion could be denied medical treatment because of their belief in God.
This is the current current at Mwithwa village, Senior Group Nkanda in Mulanje as one lady dies after her husband with whom she had five kids refused her attend maternal medical care after she had delivered their fifth child.
Alice Chekani in her early 30 now deceased yesterday (20th July) around 3am delivered a bouncing baby at her husband’s house at Kamwendo village in the same area.
Though there was an urgent need for medical attention to save her, her husband denied her medical chance.
He claimed that his church “Kubwera kwa Yesu,” does not allow its members including his family seek medical attention, no matter what.
Instead he advised everyone one at his house to kneel down and pray to God for his wife’s healing.
As the early morning grew into day, turned into a evening the pains for Alice was unbearable.
This forced community leaders intervene for helpless Alice to be taken to a near by hospital.
Indeed a sign of insubordination to the family’s faith and belief.
Around 1pm Alice was rushed to Mulanje Mission hospital where she was sadly pronounced dead upon arrival.
Meanwhile the baby is at ICU department at Mulanje Hospital for care and support.