Minister tells House court injunction will delay nurses recruitment

Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume has told parliament a court injunction obtained by a nurses body and the subsequent protracted court battle might delay the hiring of 200 nurses for public hospitals.

Kumpalume: To make ministerial statement

Kumpalume: To make ministerial statement

Kumpalume said this Tuesday when former vice president Khumbo Kachale, who is also Mzimba south MP, on a point of order, asked the minister to give an official statement on recruitment policy following media reports that the government has failed to recruit over 50 doctors and over 300 nurses.

“As you might be aware, some people have stopped us from recruiting the nurses,” said Kumpalume adding this court battle will delay the recruitment process of the nurses.

On Monday, the Nurses Organisation of Nurses and Midwives sought the court injunction after the government called the nurses for interviews in Lilongwe, saying there was no need to interview them since the government had already offered them employment letters.

However, in parliament, Ntchisi north MP challenged the minister, saying how could the government interview the nurses when it had already offered them jobs and posted them in various public health facilities.

First deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje asked Kumpalume to give notice to the speaker’s office so that the issue is put on order paper to allow Kumpalume make a ministerial statement on the issue of the nurses and medical doctors.

Kumpalume said he was more than ready to make a statement on the matter.

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28 thoughts on “Minister tells House court injunction will delay nurses recruitment”

  1. lomwe says:

    Every geraguwetu go for interviews for the job he or she applied for ‘guys’. So what about nurses?

  2. MLOMWE says:

    Apa zingofanana kupha odwala muzipatala.Nanga nurse amabwezedwa bwanji kuti azipita kwawo pamene jakiseni ali pathako?kapena mwana atangowonesa matako pobadwa?DPP yaoneserathu umbuli wawo.Vuto ndilakuti Alangizi a president ndiwosaphunzira.What criteria do you use to put some nurses on interview list pamene ena anapasidwa makalata atchito poyamba pano pa list palibepo?.This administration is full of nepotism,corruption,regionalism and tribalism.

  3. Gadabwali says:

    Interview kachikena? Koma public service reform iyi itiwonetsa zambiri bwanji! These people already underwent interviews when they were being enrolled for various training programes. Why interviewing the people u’ve trained? In any case ofunika interview ndi president, his vice, Kumpalumeyo and all the cabinet ministers because u are holding those portifolios without any formal training. Can u imagine Jean Kalirani, holding the internal security portifolio? Which police training school did she attend in the first place? No wonder security in the country has been thrown to the dogs!

  4. Gadabwali says:

    Interview kachikena? Koma public service reform iyi itiwonetsa zambiri bwanji! These people already underwent interviews when they were being enrolled for various training programes. Why interviewing the people u’ve trained? In any case ofunika interview ndi president, his vice, Kumpalumeyo and all the cabinet ministers because u are holding those portifolios without any formal training. Can u imagine Jean Kalirani, holding the internal security portifolio? Which police training school did she attend in the first place?

  5. Rich CJ says:

    Mr minister, I am very sorry for you. Its like
    You don’t know your own right from left and indeed you can’t differenciate between legs and hand and shows that you are too hard correct. Before you become a minister, did you once see that doctors, nurses and go for interviews after being qualified for their jobs? Don’t fool us here we have seen many days togather. If there is something just say it that we can listen. Don’t try to covering a crocodile with a teaspoon water.

  6. DICKSON HANGIWA says:

    mayayauve , iwe school yako unaphunzira ku Technical kotero umayenera kuchitidwa ma interviews . ungamati nurses and doctors are dully ? think wisely before you write .

    anthu a chipatala amangochitidwa post but not the interviews you are talking . unayamba utamvapo mu history ya Malawi kuti ma nurses or doctors akuchitidwa ma interviews ?

    usamaletu ukamanena zopusa zakozo . timakhala 6 years at a medical college ndiye uzikayankhula zakozo ?

  7. Kabilaboza Kabuka says:

    Kumpalume wawonesa umbewa wako wonse apa

  8. LIZULU says:

    Nonse osazindikila simukudziwa kuti boma la Pp Linayambitsa Kuti Aliyense Adzipanga Ma Iterview Mufunse Aphunzitsi Omwe Achita Upgrade Koma Ali Kale Mu System Ndiye Kachale Ukufunsa Policy Yakoyomwe Bwanji?

    1. Kanjipiti says:

      You seem to be talking about interviews for promotion – under the PP administration. But the current case is a no brainer: A letter of employment has been given, and even postings done, And then the DPP Drama Group says you are not employed, you have to be interviewed first?

      The problem with being a diehard DPP supporter is that you stop thinking. Everything that the party does is excusable…

  9. zayakunkhongo says:

    Already given offer letters nd they accepted the offers, stupid govt

  10. peter says:

    The earlier the president and his team realise that they are servants of the people the better, otherwise the fire that the locals in Rumphi have started will easily catch the whole nation and this may be the end of this regime. Stop playing with people’s lives!!!

  11. mayayauve says:

    They should attend intervies. Most nurses can hardly communicate in english and we don’t want such dull ones. All of us get interviewed when entering civil service and also when fighting for promotion. Why should these arrogant nurses and dull doctors be treated differently? Should Govt employ ndizinyalala zomwe? Where is quality assurance?

  12. Gonjaz says:

    Ndi dziko liti lomwe amlemba munthu ntchito opanda interview? Make research b4 u outburst ur shit.

  13. levelheaded says:

    Can somebody educate me please on these issues of doctors and nurses recruitment procedures by the government. Either by posting an article or commenting.

    Analyst, don’t you have any information on this?

    Am far much missing on these stories.

    Tell me,do they automatically get employed by the government straight from college out of some sort of a mandate or what?
    Ndi momwe zimakhalira Ali Ku college kumadziwilatu kuti from there ndi straight pa vepi? Can somebody school me pliz.

  14. Munyasa says:

    Chitsiru cha minister no wonder he is goin mad by sayin the recruitment has been dalayed y nt sayin we hav failed this counrty…cant u regret to b a minister in the govnment of mathanyula peter muthalika ts a shame

  15. THE MINISTER IS OUT OF ORDER.THE NURSES WERE ALREADY RECRUITED BY GIVING THEM OFFER LETTERS.LAW OF CONTRACT [OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE] .TECHNICALLY THE NURSES ARE GOVT EMPLOYEES .THE MINISTER SHOULD TAKE TO TASK THE ONE WHO ISSUED THEM WITH OFFER LETTERS .
    THIS ISSUE HAS EXPOSED INEFFICIENCY OF HIGHEST ORDER IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH.
    REALLY THE WHOLE MINISTRY CAN ISSUE OFFER LETTERS TO 200 NURSES WITHOUT CONSULTATIONS WITHIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. KCN says:

    Kumpalume khala waka pansi ulije fundo weh.

  17. SONG says:

    Zitsiru izi inu. Mpatseni Juliana wa MCP akuthandizeni ku Health sector. Angokhalako 6 months basi akuongolereni agalu inu mumaona kubera mavoti mumayesa kuyendatsa boma ngati grocery pamtumbo panu. Tigwetsa kaboma kanu aka pompano.

  18. Concerned Nurse says:

    Mupangitsa bwanji interview pamene tisanapite ku college mumatipangisa interview tikamalidza school timakalemba mayeso a council ndipo tikakhoza timapasidwa ma licence.Kodi licence council ilibe mphamvu?Ndiye muchotse council ngati mukufuna ma interview agalu inu

  19. PATRICIA KALIATI says:

    DPP is full of nepotism and corruption.Imagine some of the nurses haven’t been put on the interview lists yet they were given the deployment letters before.Kumpalume what criteria were you using to select these nurses?Anyapapi mwanya

  20. Mr Blantyre says:

    Taking 200 out of 350 doesn’t mean you are recruiting but killing patients in our hospital.DPP dziwani mudapha ma patients muzipatala zoona kuwabweza ma nurse kuti azipita kwawo jakiseni ali pathako?mwana atatulusa matako?Muzayankha milandu kwa Mulungu ndipo mulape kuti 2019 zizakuyendereni

  21. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Madam speaker, Sir, I thought this issue is in court?

  22. Prince Edward rsa says:

    Kuyambira liti boma kupangisa ma interview ma nurse agalu aboma la dpp inu? Nawe minister ungoyankhulazilizonse zimene akutuma,uzauza azinenaokha mungochisatila chitsilucho nanunso mukulola dzikolanu liwonongeke ndichitsilu chaku americachi.

  23. DR WACHILOMWE says:

    How can they take 200 nurses while they are almost 355?Mwasankha kale akwanu pamene onsewa adapasidwa kale makalata.DPP is full of nepotism ndipo mwanya tionana 2019

  24. Pimbisa Ambwiye says:

    Akuopa chiyani kupanga ma interviews. Tonse polowa mu civil service tinadutsa momwemo.

  25. Akufuna Kulowestapo corruption, nepotsim,regionalism above all Ndale. Nurses perfomance can be best determined by continuous assessment. Interview alone will compromise quality

  26. MLOMWE says:

    wofoila inu uyu kumpalme ndiye ka chani

  27. kambwali says:

    osalipusisa dziko zakukanikani.

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