A nurse has been suspended after her selfie showing a naked, pregnant woman in the background surfaced online.
The post by Patricia Malichi attracted anger from Malawians on social media who called for her immediate dismissal.
Following the backlash, the health ministry is investigating the incident which happened at Ndirande Health Centre in Blantyre city to determine whether Malichi posted the image or if it was leaked.
Speaking to CNN, Malawi’s Ministry of Health spokesman Joshua Malango said that the midwifery council and the district health authorities were handling the case.
“We don’t want to judge her, and that’s why we’re working with the council for a fair trial and a clear investigation of the matter, and for them to come up with a recommendation.
“We want to find out how that picture ended up in the public domain,” he said.
Recently, medical practitioners have come under fire for sharing patients’ private information.
In 2017, two nurses in Florida, USA were fired for sharing a video of themselves making inappropriate gestures at a new-born baby.