A Senior Clinical Officer at Kasungu District Hospital was found dead in his room on Tuesday night. The officer identified as Loyd Salimu was responsible for all operations at the hospital before his demise, Kasungu police has said.
According to Kasungu police, they said Kasungu Hospital doctors conducted postmortem on the deceased and results revealed that his death was due to poisoning. However it is not known how the poison entered into his body. The Kasungu District Hospital has sent some body parts to South Africa for further medical examination so as to find find out how the poison entered his body.
The deceased who hailed from Maole village in the area of Traditional Authority M’duwa in Mchinji was buried on Thursday, 9th June 2016.
In a related development, a 15 year old girl identified as Juliet Phiri of Chiwela village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Wimbe in Kasungu also died suddenly in a similar situation of poisoning. Doctors have not yet established how the poison entered into her body and some of her parts have also been sent to South Africa for further medical examination.