A 26 year old clinical officer at Solwezi General Hospital has been arrested by Police for allegedly causing the death of his 19 year old female patient after an illegal abortion.
Northwestern province police chief Charles Lungu confirmed the arrest of Muyutwa Muyutwa to ZANIS in Solwezi today but declined to identify the deceased.
Mr. Lungu said Muyutwa was trying to perform an abortion on the named 19 year old female of Kandundu area in Solwezi district on the 3rd of January,2011.
He said after the unsuccessful abortion was performed the patient in process became unconscious and later died in the Doctor’s rest room.
Mr. Lungu said the matter was brought to the attention of the police by alert members of the public and that Muyutwa was arrested yesterday.
A blood stained pant of the deceased, gloves and beddings were found in the doctor’s rest room together with the dead body.
He said according to Muyutwa, he was approached by the deceased in October last year to assist with the abortion but the operation wasonly done this year on the 3rd of January.
The Police chief added that the body of the deceased is lying in Solwezi General Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.