…un recruited doctors run away from Malawi
Just when the Malawi leader keeps making promises of putting his heart on the welfare of Malawians, President Peter Mutharika’s government has found itself in yet another mess.
This time around, its the health sector.
Fresh reports that Malawi24 has been following show that trained medical doctors whose anger seems not to have shaken government for not being recruited are reported fleeing to fetch for greener pastures outside the country.
This comes months after government denied to recruit over 100 doctors trained across the country.
Information says after some medics landed lucrative jobs in Lesotho, a multitude of others followed the same footprints.
Local reports say that this has irked the Medical Doctors in Malawi whose President, Douglas Lungu has railed at government for letting the doctors fetch jobs outside Malawi instead of helping the citizens of this country.
Lungu who led others recently in pushing government to rope in the graduates feels that it is a wastage of resources to train people who the same government can not employ at all.
Activists including vocal Martha Kwataine have all since railed at the Mutharika led government for failing in regards to the matter.
Approximately this means government lost over MK 500 million to train the 21 doctors who are having flamboyant job offers outside Malawi.
Some of the doctors wrote to Malawi24 that they are working in very big private hospitals and that they have been treated so well and are receiving propelling salaries.
At the moment, there remains a big likelihood that more doctors even those serving in hospitals in Malawi may also join their colleagues.
Some of the woes doctors in Malawi complain about are low pays, lack of incentives and delayed pays.