Expert Gynaecologists accredited to start full time work

Malawi’s expert  gynaecologists Grace Chiudzu and Phylos Bonongwe, who the President Joyce Banda directed that they should be given an authorization letter to immediately start full time work, finally got accreditation to start work at the Ethel Mutharika Wing Hospital in Lilongwe.

Banda recently accused the late Bingu wa Mutharika government for delaying in hiring the two expert doctors in women diseases.

She directed the state Chief Secretary Mr Bright Msaka to issue a confirmation letter to Dr. Chiudzu and Dr. Bonongwe within a period of 24 hours to immediately start full time work.

Gynaecologists start work

When contacted to seek views from Dr. Chiudzu to confirm if she received communication from government, she referred this reporter to Kamuzu Central Hospital Director Noorden Alide, saying all communications are supposed to be addressed to the Hospital Director.

In a telephone Interview Alide said Dr. Chiudzu and Dr. Bonongwe are already employed as Doctors at the Hospital.

“Dr. Chiudzu and Dr. Bonongwe are already employed as doctors only that there was a delay in issuing confirmation letter for them to be on government pay roll,” said Alide before referring the reporter to a Dr. Chiwaula saying him (Alide) is out of office until next week.

Chiwaula could neither confirm nor deny the confirmation of the two doctors asking to be contacted later.

But highly placed sources have confirmed to Nyasa Times that the two doctors are now working full time at the Ethel Mutharika Wing as directed by Her Excellency Joyce Banda.

The two doctors faced stiff resistance from the Mutharika administration from getting confirmation letters offering them full time job accusing them of being members of the opposition party.

According to Nyasa Times Investigations, instead Dr. Chiudzu has been running a private Mlolera Women Hospital in Area 47 Lilongwe where she treats different women including Indians, Americans and Britons.

But she has also been hired by the Malawi government to help when needed.

The state-of-the-art maternity wing, built in memory of the former first lady was built with funding from the Clinton-Hunter Foundation and the Malawi Government.

It was build to help reduce maternal mortality in the country.

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