Malawi government recruit 755 health workers: Other interviews in District Councils from April 22

Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Dan Namarika  has said in compliance to the Presidential Declaration to recruit 2000 health workers in response to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the ministry has hired  755 workers including laboratory technicians and nurses.

Ministry of Health spokesperson  Joshua Malango (L) and Principal Secretary Dan Namarika: At least 755 workers have been recruited so far

President Peter Mutharika  directed the Ministry of Health to employ 2 000 health workers to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak.

In a statement made available to Nyasa Times, Namarika said as part of the continuation of the recruitment process, interviews will be conducted in all the District Councils by the Health Service Commission and Local Government Service Commission from 22nd April, 2020 for posts including senior medical officers, nurses, biomedical engineer and clinical officers  considering the staffing demands in the country’s public health facilities.

Namarika said candidates in possession of “relevant health qualifications” are invited to attend the interviews at their respective District Councils.

“They will be required to bring their original academic and professional certificates, Regulatory Body Licensures and National Identification Cards,” he said.

“Those who were already recruited by Government and Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) need not to come for these interviews,” added Namarika.

There is only one doctor for every 50,000 Malawian individuals, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Some 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas, some of which are slums.

The President warned “if [we are] not careful, Malawi could lose up to 50,000 lives from COVID-19 [the disease caused by the new coronavirus].”

Malawi Health Equity Network (Mhen) executive director George Jobe welcomed the President’s directive to employ 2 000 health workers.

The President directed the Ministry of Health to recruit 2 000 health workers to assist in the fight of the pandemic.

“We need more soldiers and human power in this fight,” he said.

Mutharika declared a state of emergency on March 23 to combat the virus.There is no lockdown but schools are closed and the government says it is urging people to work from home and follow hand-washing and social-distancing guidelines.

All social gatherings have been banned.

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Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago

Uku ndiye timati ” kuchenjera pataluma, or being reactive, not proactive”.
How many times were you told to employ the medical practitioners we spent billions to train? Zopusa basi.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
1 year ago

Mr Namalika, just out of interest, how many of those 755 new employees are ghost workers?

cinangwa bho
cinangwa bho
1 year ago

700 plus! nchito ikanalipo to get 2000.
so bcoz pf corona hetini. anthuwa pano akungootha dzuwa mmakomomu.
plan ya dziko a dha. hheeee copy n paste just a change in wording when other countries are doing a RETIRN TO WORK. kklkk koma malawi drama kings on the platform now

cinangwa bho
cinangwa bho
1 year ago
Reply to  cinangwa bho

i hope azizalipidwa from the 1st month of their employment

Kalulu Wadwala
1 year ago

First comment about the report from College of Medicine released today.

mapuyamurupare
mapuyamurupare
1 year ago

the recruitment are not fair at all. Very biased politically.

The SNIPER
The SNIPER
1 year ago

Kikkkkk this Government is useless am telling you, lockdown was the best deal, it has failed to put a good measure of lockdown and decided to recruit more Health Workers so that it should be fighting with them after giving them K1,500 as their payment?
Give your citizens food and lockdown! Hahahahaha! Sir give people food and Lockdown please! These Health Workers doesn’t have PPE! Give people food and Lockdown!
They want to find a way of how they can steal the money!
Hungry Lions.

FOTSEKI
FOTSEKI
1 year ago
Reply to  The SNIPER

The government is failing to promptly respond to issues presented by existing health workers who are withdrawing their skills n how will it handle new recruits? This is ridiculous, visionless n myopia at the helm! You don’t slap a milking cow n you expect it to give you more milk, it never happened. Revamp health sector with immediate effect. They are Frontliners to help deal with pandemic whether you take it or not. PROCRASTINATION IS THEFT OF TIME. MUTHETSA ANTHU PSITI NDI BWA-BWA-BWA KOMANSO PHADA MUKUCHITAYO. ANTHU KUKUWUZANI ZOCHITA MUKUCHITANSO MAKANI. YOU CANNOT BE KNOW-ALL. MY MALAWI! OOOH! GOD! HAVE… Read more »

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