Speed up salaries for public health workers, nurses body asks govt

National Association of Nurses and Midwives has asked the government to speed up payment of salaries for public health workers, saying the delay is infringement of the rights of the workers.

Ready to serve- Nurses wait at the entrance to the casualty ward

Ready to serve- Nurses wait at the entrance to the casualty ward

National Association of Nurses and Midwives (NONM) executive director Harriet Bwanali said the delay in paying salaries to the public health workers will affect delivery of health services.

“I inquired from the ministry of Health why there is this delay and they are saying they are cleaning the payroll, they have been told to clean the payroll data by treasury. I do not know what they mean by this,” she said.

She said the ministry officials told her payment of salaries will start next Monday.

“But this is a breach of agreement between the employer and employee. An employee is supposed to be paid after working for the month,” said Bwanali who heads the nurses and midwives union.

She said the ministry of Health officials said there were a lot of discrepancies on the ministry of Health payroll.

Ministry of Health officials are refusing to comment on the matter to the media built this comes barely weeks after the government interdicted 74 staff from the ministry of Agriculture for among others giving themselves double or triple salaries through dubious means.

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Inu a Ngoma muli kuti? Can you try to descpline your girls. How can a nurse be whatsapping at the causulty ward. look at the nurse. thats childish, she is busy pa whatsapp yet akufuna salary mwachangu. salary for what??? for whatspping???


The title should just have read without nurses. Is it fair that other public workers not to receive their salaries up to now? Nurses are no better than any other civil servants. They joined the service for money just as I also did. If it was passion and love for the profession then let them continue working without reminding the govt that salaries are important.

Modie longwe

What kind of nurse,I can see you are wearing hand groves and yet you are using your phone.are you going to wash or clean ur phone! Is that not a direct transfer of germs?


ah..pangani changu please..kodi inu mukuganiza kuti ntchito ingagwiridwe bwino ngati kukhomo kwathu tasiya kopanda chirichonse..? mukutitenga ngati osafunikira kapena? tipatseni zathu osati mutiuze zingerezi zozembayitsanzo kuti “we are cleaning the payroll !” zimenezo mupange mukatipatsa timachenji tathuto mwanva kodi.

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