Malawi fails to employ 51 doctors, Lesotho recruits 21

Malawi government hit hard by cash flow problems, has failed to employ 51 doctors, 21 of which have now secured jobs in Lesotho.

Kwataine: Malawi trains doctors but cannot employ them

Kwataine: Malawi trains doctors but cannot employ them

President of Medical Doctors in Malawi Association, Douglas Lungu confirmed the development.

“We have sunk so low, this government has really sunk so low,” fumed Lungu, a medical doctor himself by profession.

He said it is sad that the government cannot find money to recruit the medical doctors yet it found money to train them.

It is estimated that it costs K31m to train one doctor so the government spent K620m in training the 51 doctors.

Martha Kwataine of Malawi Equity Health Network said this was typical example of the government misuse of taxpayers money.

“It is sad that we have trained doctors using Malawi taxpayers money just to surrender the dictors to some countries that did not spend any money on them for training,” she said.

She said the government needs to recruit the remaining doctors as soon as possible before they get job offers elsewhere.

A few months ago, the government withdrew job offer letters to 300 nurses citing lack of money as the major reason.

The country is facing the worst economic crisis ever forcing the president cancer some foreign assignments as government funding in its departments is now more erratic than ever before.

Kwataine urged the government to have its priorities right, saying public hospitals are already facing acute shortages of medical doctors and other health workers.

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concernedDr
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Fellow malawians, I dream of a Malawi were even district hospital will have atleast 10 medical doctors plus clinical officers plus enough nurses.do you know how heart breaking it is to tell a patient who for a year has been in and out of hospital no one telling her whats wrong and you have to break the New that she has cancer and it’s too advanced to do anything about it.wouldn’t it be beautiful if such patients met a doctor earlier on and can live to see her daughter get married.they deploy 1 doctor to a district do you understand… Read more »
phodo
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THERE IS A LEAKED CLASSFIED INFORMATION FROM ACTION AID THAT THE NGO IS SUPPORTING MARTHA KWATAINE IN FIGHTING THE GOVERNMENT. IT APPEARS MARTHA HAS STARTED IT. DAUSI HERE THE JOB.

thumb up doctors
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mwachita bwino…work hard and take care of your siblings…osati wina aziti nyoo nyiiii fweee mkamwa modambana…..aone zimenezi asoma………..

Nazir
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Rashid is right.

Nazir
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Most Malawians are creative. There is no doubt about this.This can be noticed in the number of Malawians buying goods in South Africa and selling them in Malawi. The trip from South Africa to Malawi is tiring, yet MalawIan traders have to be robbed of their hard earned cash by unscrupulous border officials in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. I do not have a word to describe my feelings, as a visiting traveller to Malawi, in one of the transnational buses from South Africa to Malawi when I saw MalawIan police enter our bus and threatening passengers with the offloading… Read more »
Phade
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Very bad! The president must do something before it’s too late! Otherwise mmm ldk

Ndanena
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Zilibwino muzonse yamikani

Wiseman nyirongo
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A Malawi tizivetsa dziko limayendetsedwa ndi budget koma ngat masalary ama doctor ndi budget consetraints alipidwa bwanji. Asiyeni ena awlembe zativuta ngati dziko tisangolankhula chifukwa cha ndale. Akalembedwa osliplidwa simutukwana mboma.

France
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foiks are blaming government that it’s wage bill is very high. The same folks are forcing government to employ health personel and teachers.What kinda thinking is this?

ben
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Goodall and chuka should bear responsibility for devaluing the kwacha so much that we cannot even afford to hire our own doctors. Our hospitals are in dire need of these, Please lets have Chikaonda as the Finance minsiter or RBM governor then the kwacha can stabalise and the spending can be within the budget

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