Woman in unassisted child birth: Pangs of CHAM nurses strike

A strike by medical workers under the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) has started manifesting its nasty stint with a woman delivering without any medical help at Mlanda Health Centre in Ntcheu Friday.

Many expectant mothers are now forced to sleep on the floor in the ward

Many expectant mothers are now forced to sleep on the floor in the ward

Tiyamike Haswell, 21, ended her nine months of sweet pain without a midwife at her side.

“When we arrived they told us that they could not help me because they were on strike,” said Haswell.

She further confided in local press that “it was a horrendous experience.”

According to Haswell, her mother, Jennifer Wesile, 51, is the one who aided her delivery.

“But it was frustrating because we had walked with difficulties for over two hours thinking that we would get help,” she said.

Haswell, who delivered a baby boy, said she was happy that she and her child were in good health.

Ntcheu District Hospital spokesperson Stella Kawalala said she was not aware of the situation.

She pledged she would dig into the matter to establish what transpired.

The workers, who are also members of the National Organization for Nurses and Midwives (NONM), Thursday downed tools indefinitely over deplorable salaries and working conditions after government had failed to honour their seven-day ultimatum.

The nurses are demanding, apart from robust leave grant packages and allowances, for a 45 per cent pay rise.

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A MPINGO
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LANDANI KATUNDU WA WANTHU A CASH GATE NDI KUWAMANGA NSANGA MSANGA NDALAMAZO LIPILANI WANTHU MOYENERA KUTI ASAMANYINYILIKE POGWIRA NTCHITOZO

NANGA KUMANGOZIKUNDIKIRA INU NOKHA VINDALAMA ANZANU AYI ??,

VIKUTSAMWANI KAYA

edda mwalweni
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Where’s that chief from ntcheu who was too vocal with safe motherhood messages in the past year’s?
Let him tell his fellow chiefs to inform all pregnant mothers not to deliver in a facility , akachira okhatu, komanso akafa boma ili ndi lakuphatu

matako m'mwamba
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Getrudenso akatenga mimba, ma nurse nonse muzapange strike kuti azachire yekha kapena Pitala azamuchiritse yekha. A fuck, thieves government.

BINDINGO
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boma likupitiliza pomwe linasiyila. linatha robert chasowa, anthu 20 pa 20 July demo, musanati amalawi. look at the way security is in malawi.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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APA PANALAKWIKA NDITHU, AKANATHANDIZIDWA MUNTHU UWU ZANU ZILI MUKATI, KENAKA KUMUSIYA PA BWINO, ALI NDI MWANA, IZI ZOCHTISA CHISONI NDITHU A MALAWI.

PAJA WA MKULU WINA ANATI IZI SIZITHEKA, NANGA LERO ALI KUTI, GVT VERANI PEPHO LAO, KUTI ZITHU ZIYENDE BWINO, NGATI PALI VUTO KAMBILANI NDI A MISSION HOSPITALS.

Mirrium
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Let this be known to all, NURSING profession as its name suggests, its a calling. who so ever would join this profession must know its a total calling from God, you are saving lives. Secondly, let me emphasise that no organisation or company will give you satisfactory cash. Its your duty to find other avenues of generating income while you are working. kungoti kumalawi kuno sitinaphunzitsidwe kuzipezera tokha ndalam. Find out your Talents, Gifts and your capabilities and use them to generate income. Small small businesses will do. Nurses you have off duties, utilise those chnces as other nurses do… Read more »
Daud
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this is what we call cruelty or non-mercy. Do you know that there is no pain on the earth which is more painful than which is experienced when a woman is giving birth? Why can you let a woman who has been suffering for 9months respectively to deliver herself? What could happen if she and a baby dies? This means you had an intention to kill her because money? Avoid please!!

Zanga Phee!
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Blame the Minister not nurses, warning were given with an ample time,but he took it personal why didn’t they call for emergency meeting when he got the notice? nurses are clean on this context of course i can have a feeling be it my Sister or anybody in relations but.Our government officials they must learn the meaning of strike,they always think of pizza and when are they going to represent the country abroad that is what it their mind signing allowances that is all.this is shameful See my name.

gogoda
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Tangopelekani makobidiwo nfwe nfwe chaninso apa umangova kulamula dziko

daniel michael
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malawi wa peter nd ameneyo strik z not a game chlipo chnawapangxa

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