Minister tells House court injunction will delay nurses recruitment

Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume has told parliament a court injunction obtained by a nurses body and the subsequent protracted court battle might delay the hiring of 200 nurses for public hospitals.

Kumpalume: To make ministerial statement
Kumpalume: To make ministerial statement

Kumpalume said this Tuesday when former vice president Khumbo Kachale, who is also Mzimba south MP, on a point of order, asked the minister to give an official statement on recruitment policy following media reports that the government has failed to recruit over 50 doctors and over 300 nurses.

“As you might be aware, some people have stopped us from recruiting the nurses,” said Kumpalume adding this court battle will delay the recruitment process of the nurses.

On Monday, the Nurses Organisation of Nurses and Midwives sought the court injunction after the government called the nurses for interviews in Lilongwe, saying there was no need to interview them since the government had already offered them employment letters.

However, in parliament, Ntchisi north MP challenged the minister, saying how could the government interview the nurses when it had already offered them jobs and posted them in various public health facilities.

First deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje asked Kumpalume to give notice to the speaker’s office so that the issue is put on order paper to allow Kumpalume make a ministerial statement on the issue of the nurses and medical doctors.

Kumpalume said he was more than ready to make a statement on the matter.

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lomwe
5 years ago

Every geraguwetu go for interviews for the job he or she applied for ‘guys’. So what about nurses?

MLOMWE
MLOMWE
5 years ago

Apa zingofanana kupha odwala muzipatala.Nanga nurse amabwezedwa bwanji kuti azipita kwawo pamene jakiseni ali pathako?kapena mwana atangowonesa matako pobadwa?DPP yaoneserathu umbuli wawo.Vuto ndilakuti Alangizi a president ndiwosaphunzira.What criteria do you use to put some nurses on interview list pamene ena anapasidwa makalata atchito poyamba pano pa list palibepo?.This administration is full of nepotism,corruption,regionalism and tribalism.

Gadabwali
Gadabwali
5 years ago

Interview kachikena? Koma public service reform iyi itiwonetsa zambiri bwanji! These people already underwent interviews when they were being enrolled for various training programes. Why interviewing the people u’ve trained? In any case ofunika interview ndi president, his vice, Kumpalumeyo and all the cabinet ministers because u are holding those portifolios without any formal training. Can u imagine Jean Kalirani, holding the internal security portifolio? Which police training school did she attend in the first place? No wonder security in the country has been thrown to the dogs!

Gadabwali
Gadabwali
5 years ago

Interview kachikena? Koma public service reform iyi itiwonetsa zambiri bwanji! These people already underwent interviews when they were being enrolled for various training programes. Why interviewing the people u’ve trained? In any case ofunika interview ndi president, his vice, Kumpalumeyo and all the cabinet ministers because u are holding those portifolios without any formal training. Can u imagine Jean Kalirani, holding the internal security portifolio? Which police training school did she attend in the first place?

Rich CJ
5 years ago

Mr minister, I am very sorry for you. Its like
You don’t know your own right from left and indeed you can’t differenciate between legs and hand and shows that you are too hard correct. Before you become a minister, did you once see that doctors, nurses and go for interviews after being qualified for their jobs? Don’t fool us here we have seen many days togather. If there is something just say it that we can listen. Don’t try to covering a crocodile with a teaspoon water.

DICKSON HANGIWA
DICKSON HANGIWA
5 years ago

mayayauve , iwe school yako unaphunzira ku Technical kotero umayenera kuchitidwa ma interviews . ungamati nurses and doctors are dully ? think wisely before you write .

anthu a chipatala amangochitidwa post but not the interviews you are talking . unayamba utamvapo mu history ya Malawi kuti ma nurses or doctors akuchitidwa ma interviews ?

usamaletu ukamanena zopusa zakozo . timakhala 6 years at a medical college ndiye uzikayankhula zakozo ?

Kabilaboza Kabuka
Kabilaboza Kabuka
5 years ago

Kumpalume wawonesa umbewa wako wonse apa

LIZULU
LIZULU
5 years ago

Nonse osazindikila simukudziwa kuti boma la Pp Linayambitsa Kuti Aliyense Adzipanga Ma Iterview Mufunse Aphunzitsi Omwe Achita Upgrade Koma Ali Kale Mu System Ndiye Kachale Ukufunsa Policy Yakoyomwe Bwanji?

Kanjipiti
Kanjipiti
5 years ago
Reply to  LIZULU

You seem to be talking about interviews for promotion – under the PP administration. But the current case is a no brainer: A letter of employment has been given, and even postings done, And then the DPP Drama Group says you are not employed, you have to be interviewed first?

The problem with being a diehard DPP supporter is that you stop thinking. Everything that the party does is excusable…

zayakunkhongo
zayakunkhongo
5 years ago

Already given offer letters nd they accepted the offers, stupid govt

peter
peter
5 years ago

The earlier the president and his team realise that they are servants of the people the better, otherwise the fire that the locals in Rumphi have started will easily catch the whole nation and this may be the end of this regime. Stop playing with people’s lives!!!

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