Mwanza nurses threaten to put down their tools

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Health workers at Mwanza district hospital have threatened to go on strike if their District Health Officer (DHO) will not release names of promoted nurses, Malawi24 has learnt.

Reports reaching Malawi24 indicate that the health workers’ letters of promotion were released last year but the DHO is holding them.

According to one of the workers, in other hospitals health workers have already received their letters.

Adrian Chikumbe

Chikumbe: Has labeled the matter as minor.

However, Mwanza DHO Rafael Pilingu said the health workers are supposed to work in rural areas but they are refusing to take up their posts.

”The requirement is for them to work in rural areas but they do not want to work in the areas,” said Pilingu.

Spokesperson for the ministry of health Adrian Chikumbe said the issue is minor and it will be handled by Mwanza hospital.

He added that the DHO might have given the letters to health workers who are interested to work in rural areas.

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  1. Nurse sopano. Anyway mumaigwira ntchitodi but mind on people’s lives first than striking. Remember the code of ethics signed. Muthalika is clear; if simukukondweresedwa, just leave the government than killing people

  2. Malawi24 ndapota nanu plz dzifufuzani kaye musadalembe nkhanizi, palibe Nurse emwe akufuna kupanga strike ku Mwanza, ndi alangazi a za umoyo (HSA) and the story was aired on Galaxy fm on Friday

  3. How does one go on a life threatening strike & expects to be promoted?! Are the promotions based on work performance or just salaries?!

  4. How does one go on a life threatening strike & expects to be promoted?! Are the promotions based on work performance or just salaries?!

  5. Why the Officer is hiding the names like he is the one who promote the workers? I think if something can happen to the lives of pantients he will be answerable.Why the govt is still keeping these harsh & Selfish bosses?

  6. Why the Officer is hiding the names like he is the one who promote the workers? I think if something can happen to the lives of pantients he will be answerable.Why the govt is still keeping these harsh & Selfish bosses?

  7. Noooo!I’m pleading with dese nurses not to do such a thing! Let dem realise dat getting promoted is one thing and saving people’s lives is another thing.Let dem realise dat being a nurse is more or less like being pastor Bcos dey R both called 2 save pples lives & No matter how tough de curcumstances may be in deir work places,We always expect dem 2 respect deir call.So let dem know dat pples lives r more important dan deir own promotions.

  8. anurses pepani osangopanga zinthumosazikila ayi chifukwa anthu ndiambili akufuna ntchitoyo ku school tinapitakonafeso komatikusowa ntchito mukuwooa tikngowotcha makala sikufuna ayi komakusowa kwantchito inumukunyada? Sichoncho kodi

  9. On probation for 9 years !? 2007 to 2016 still at grade K. you think ndizithu zamasewera!? kapena zibwana!? osangoyakhura mwachimbuli mbuli gyz!! This is noble professional authorities should treat us well so for us to achieve the best!!!

  10. On probation for 9 years !? 2007 to 2016 still at grade K. you think ndizithu zamasewera!? kapena zibwana!? osangoyakhura mwachimbuli mbuli gyz!! This is noble professional authorities should treat us well so for us to achieve the best!!!