National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives (NONM) has expressed dissatisfaction with the way government is handling the issue of deploying 339 nurses who were told to stop working last year.
For a long time there has been battle between government and the organisation as the former is making delays in recruiting the nurses.
Government said it has no funds to pay the but later said it will hire the nurses after interviewing them, a condition NONM rejected.
The organisation vacated an injunction which restrained government from interviewing the 339 nurses. However, despite the removal of the injunction nothing tangible has been done.
Executive Director of NONM Dorothy Ngoma said government should not take the economic problems facing the country as an excuse for not deploying the nurses.
“Government should not give an excuse for not deploying the nurses because of the economic crisis facing the country,” said Ngoma.
She added that they will find means of helping in the deployment of the withdrawn nurses.