Nurses demand allowance increment

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National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (NONM) has called on government to consider increasing the allowance package for nurses in the country.

Speaking at Nchalo in Chikwawa district, NONM president Dorothy Ngoma said the current package of allowance is a mockery to the nurses considering the depreciation of the Kwacha against major international currencies.

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“We petition government to revise upwards the following, allowances that nurses and other health care workers get: Professional allowances which is currently at Mk1,500/month; LOCUM allowance which is at Mk1,300 for day duty and Mk1,500 for Night duty,” said Ngoma.

Ngoma added that government should consider sponsoring nurses whenever they want to go for further studies. The NONM president also highlighted the need to address the hiccups that have rocked the health sector.

The challenges include lack of houses for nurses both in the cities and rural areas and unavailability of safety and protection measures for the care providers which if not in check has predisposed many to contracting infectious diseases like Tuberculosis and HIV while in their line of duty.

Ngoma however assured the general public that the nurses will continue working hard to meet patients’ needs despite the numerous challenges facing the health sector.

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  1. pala kuli munthu uyo wakufumiska thukuta pa ntchito yake mbwenu ni namwino. only that our community does not appreciate, time has come for our rewards give us what we deserve. apo biii there will be option migration plus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tilutenge pa kwa neba pasika apa mwino wakukondwa even nmt is driving, wait u will see what god will give us

  2. Dorothy is speaking on behalf of Nurses not physicians, Teachers,or any other profession…All these profesions have organisations or regulatory bodies dat can speak 4 them…u can’t expect her to speak 4 other professionals…Teachers,physicians e.t.c if ur organizations can’t speak 4 u,they have failed you…Don’t blame it on Dorothy Ngoma…She’s a ”Professional in the Making.”

  3. Asamalimbilane minibus ndiwanthu koma apasidwe malipiro okwana azitha kugula ma galimoto abwino komanso kugona nyumba zabwino . Adavutika zaka zambiri ku maphunziro a ntcthio yao .

  4. Vuto lopereka topmost position kwamunthu wot amadwala evry month ndilimenelo! she cant even justify why she is raising that issue ryt nw amid th economic challenges th country is facing! i mean every civil servant(including me) wil definately need that, but not now! oh paja mayiyu(dolofe) ndi wa PP! i an’t surprised.

    • Mmmmmmmhhh to those who knows what nurses do hope could say something touching but those amaweruka 12pm akhale chete apa nurses are trying to save life like urs so pliz know kuti one day u will need a nurse.Mind u,

  5. Why nurses only? How special are they? Doctors, Teachers, Policemen, Ground labourers, Guards, Cleaners and everybody in the civil service must be concidered.

  6. Government leaders do not consider their people, but their aims lie much on how they can accumulate government’s wealthy to be theirs. Give the workers what they want, dont just put your big foot on that bag of money because its not your’s but its for malawian people so give them back to them, the real owners. if you have nothing try to take other’s wealth otherwise you will be shamed.

  7. Government leaders do not consider their people, but their aims lie much on how they can accumulate government’s wealthy to be theirs. Give the workers what they want, dont just put your big foot on that bag of money because its not your’s but its for malawian people so give them back to them, the real owners. if you have nothing try to take other’s wealth otherwise you will be shamed.

  8. kkkkk koma ķodi amagwira ñtchito mbomà ndi ma nurse okha basi? mukhaĺa nģati nanunso ndi maforeña bwanji inu mavuto mmene aliri m źiko muno simukuwaona? ñthawi zina tidzamveko anzanu ogwira ñtchito mbomà nso aķudandaulira boma kuti malipiro awo aķwere monga a forest, agriculture,pvho, migration ndi ena otero osàti tingomva kuti ma nurse ee maphuñzitsi chaka ndi chaka muzipumako

  9. kkkkk koma ķodi amagwira ñtchito mbomà ndi ma nurse okha basi? mukhaĺa nģati nanunso ndi maforeña bwanji inu mavuto mmene aliri m źiko muno simukuwaona? ñthawi zina tidzamveko anzanu ogwira ñtchito mbomà nso aķudandaulira boma kuti malipiro awo aķwere monga a forest, agriculture,pvho, migration ndi ena otero osàti tingomva kuti ma nurse ee maphuñzitsi chaka ndi chaka muzipumako

  10. Aaaaa mumakharako ndi cisoni tamayamikan amalawi ngat simukuifuna ntchitoyo cokanipo ife tikuisowa. Thawi xonse tizingonva xa salary aaaaa…

  11. Aaaaa mumakharako ndi cisoni tamayamikan amalawi ngat simukuifuna ntchitoyo cokanipo ife tikuisowa. Thawi xonse tizingonva xa salary aaaaa…

  12. It’s only in Malawi where nurses receive peanuts yet they work 24/7…. Aonjezere basi….. Ngoma keep the fire burning……

  13. It’s only in Malawi where nurses receive peanuts yet they work 24/7…. Aonjezere basi….. Ngoma keep the fire burning……

  14. Driver wa ambulance sa seva moyo? Civil servant aliyense is important. Do not promote discrimination inu a nonm. Ndalama kulibe mpaka 2024.

  15. Driver wa ambulance sa seva moyo? Civil servant aliyense is important. Do not promote discrimination inu a nonm. Ndalama kulibe mpaka 2024.

  16. Driver wa ambulance sa seva moyo? Civil servant aliyense is important. Do not promote discrimination inu a nonm. Ndalama kulibe mpaka 2024.

  17. Pitiridzani kutikumbabe m’matumba mwathumu malova osaukafe, kuti mupedze ndalama zowakwedzera malipiro ma nurse, zotsaladzo, muziba in the name of allowances!

  18. Pitiridzani kutikumbabe m’matumba mwathumu malova osaukafe, kuti mupedze ndalama zowakwedzera malipiro ma nurse, zotsaladzo, muziba in the name of allowances!

  19. Eish life is hard admin, I was in a church on Sunday, and someone tapped me on my shoulder, and said, you will walk today, I replied to him, what do you mean? He said wait and see, afte church I was the one start to go outside, eish my car was stolen, I also couldn’t see that person tapped me

  20. Eish life is hard admin, I was in a church on Sunday, and someone tapped me on my shoulder, and said, you will walk today, I replied to him, what do you mean? He said wait and see, afte church I was the one start to go outside, eish my car was stolen, I also couldn’t see that person tapped me

  21. They deserve it they are the Life savers though the increment will not satisfy their needs but apiece of bread is better than none coz Kwacha has no value to meet the required things

  22. They deserve it they are the Life savers though the increment will not satisfy their needs but apiece of bread is better than none coz Kwacha has no value to meet the required things

  23. Its high time our government consider nurses as people who serves life of many patients in Malawi.Therefore they have to increase their salaray and allowances so that they can meet their needs

  24. Its high time our government consider nurses as people who serves life of many patients in Malawi.Therefore they have to increase their salaray and allowances so that they can meet their needs

    • It means you dont understand hospital setting. Umangozionera patali zinthuzi. Patients stay 90% of their time with the nurses. Clinicians dont stay in the hospital or with the patient. This includes night shift. They simply prescribe and mostly they cant do what they prescribe. Vuto lake ungoganiza za clinic zongopereka LA, Panado ndi ma antibiotics. Think of a larger settting.

    • It means you dont understand hospital setting. Umangozionera patali zinthuzi. Patients stay 90% of their time with the nurses. Clinicians dont stay in the hospital or with the patient. This includes night shift. They simply prescribe and mostly they cant do what they prescribe. Vuto lake ungoganiza za clinic zongopereka LA, Panado ndi ma antibiotics. Think of a larger settting.

    • iweo sister james ndiamene sukudziwa kathu,,,, mwina ukuesa ndine venda,,, we r the physicians, we diagnose and treat,,, ma nurse they just follow our oders,,,, tikhala pa call kumabwera ma patient kumenekuja y dont the nurse on duty help them? instead kumatidzutsa ife,,, and just to remind u this medical field is a calling, we r not here for money, our passion is to help!!? if u want money then u r in the wrong profession

    • iweo sister james ndiamene sukudziwa kathu,,,, mwina ukuesa ndine venda,,, we r the physicians, we diagnose and treat,,, ma nurse they just follow our oders,,,, tikhala pa call kumabwera ma patient kumenekuja y dont the nurse on duty help them? instead kumatidzutsa ife,,, and just to remind u this medical field is a calling, we r not here for money, our passion is to help!!? if u want money then u r in the wrong profession

    • iweo sister james ndiamene sukudziwa kathu,,,, mwina ukuesa ndine venda,,, we r the physicians, we diagnose and treat,,, ma nurse they just follow our oders,,,, tikhala pa call kumabwera ma patient kumenekuja y dont the nurse on duty help them? instead kumatidzutsa ife,,, and just to remind u this medical field is a calling, we r not here for money, our passion is to help!!? if u want money then u r in the wrong profession

  25. Indeed this allowance is not much enough ,spending the whole night only to get 1,500 its really painful but on the other hand may Mrs Ngoma ask their nurses to like their job despite little payments they have,I feel very sorry rushing with a patient to the hospital but without being attended when you get there,I really get surprised seeing a nurse just passing a serious patient lying on the floor ,what is the duty of nurses when the patient is at the hospital?