Malawi nurses slap govt with court injunction over employment ro

Over 300 nurses who were supposed to sit for interviews Tuesday to get employment in public hospitals will have to wait a little longer as Nurses and Midwives Organisation of Malawi has obtained a court injunction against the holding of the interviews.

Ngoma: Obtains court injunction

Ngoma: Obtains court injunction

Dorothy Ngoma, executive director of National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives confirmed Monday afternoon court injunction and is advising the nurses not to go to interview avenues.

“The interviews will not take place until there is an interparty hearing on the matter,” said Ngoma.

The nurses and midwives body says the nurses cannot sit for the interviews since the government already offered them appointment letters, an indication that they were now on government payroll.

The government withdrew the letters later citing lack of money to pay the nurses monthly salary.

However, after pressure from civil society groups, the government said it would hire 200 out of the over 300 nurses and called them for interviews slated for Tuesday.

“We are advising the nurses not to show up for the interviews in Lilongwe until the matter is heard in court,” said the firebrand Ngoma.

Civil society groups in Malawi have organised peaceful demonstrations over collapsing health services in the impoverished country, citing lack of medicine, health personnel including nurses and doctors and rationing of food to patients who are now given one meal a day in most public hospitals due to severe budget cuts in hospitals as there is cashflow problems at Capital Hill, the seat of government.

The government recently came under severe criticism for failing to hire over 50 medical doctors from College of Medicine, 18 of whom have secured jobs in Lesotho.

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Rodgers Banda
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The ship is drowning. Round and round in the widening gale ,things fall apart things are no more. Donors are no more, jobs no more, free food in hospitals and during hunger no more . Let’s just wait and die for crazy parties with crazy leaders have imaged.

Alfful1
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Atsogoleri Omwe Ana Lowa Satanic Sakufunika Azilamulira Dziko Lino, A Malawi Tiyeni Tigwirane Manja 2019 Tidza Chotse Boma La Atsamundali.

Woget
Guest

that’s why most senior government official amakamwalila kunja(south Africa) mukanati mukadwala mumapita ku Queens, central hospital sibwenzi ma nurse mukuwazunza chonchi. tax payers are suffering in our public hospital. a ratio of 1 to 140. one nurse 140 patients, sleeping on the floor, one meal per day, very pathetic.

AMEN
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kodi uprofesa wake amagwira ngumbi kapena achule? mkasankha nokha akumwelaku. anthu ophunzira salimbira udindo komambuli. awonani mbuli zanuzi

kumangoni
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(OVERCOME)

kumangoni
Guest

Not only DPP,all the governments that ruled after democracy were reckless. I think the donors were right to pull out their donation,now I can see Malawi and her Malawians is waking up.But it’s not too late to save Jerusam,Fight hard plus Work hard soon we shall overcome.Believe me we shall ivercome

mayayauve
Guest

Nurses are afraid to speak englisg during intervies. Mwagwa nayo munya muwona. Who told you that the government is obliged to hire all people that it trains?

kumangoni
Guest

I can see the real democracy in my real nation, I can see democracy coming into mature in this Land.Where were all this before.This is what we call the good government of the people not for only government leaders and their families.This must continue to all the government that will come in future time.(The People’s voice must be powerfully than the Government’s) Holding the government accountable always improves the oldnary people’s lives.In this way Malawi will be a better place in the coming fourty years of democracy.

Man of God
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The problem with malawians is failure to heed advice. We said it several times kuti nkhalamba iyi singathandize Malawi, koma kusamva. Lero ndi zimenezi.

DOBO
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I think the main problem with this Government is INCONSISTENCES. I think CHAKWERA made a very good observation. I think what the Government has done is a clear indicator of INCONSISTENCE and even a savage supporter cannot run away from this truth . However, there is still time to improve. Atleast, you are lucky that you have wise opposition who are showing Government weak areas.

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