Public hospital staff warned against charging fees

Government has warned of severe consequences to any public hospital member of staff found demanding or receiving money for public health services.

Namarika: Some hospitals have paying wings for those who are willing to access services

Principal secretary in the ministry of Health and Population Dan Namarika says the government has learnt with great shock that some employees are charging patients for services which are supposed to be provided for free in public hospitals.

“The ministry is warning all its employees who are indulging themselves in the malpractice to stop with immediate effect,” says Namarika.

He says disciplinary action shall be levelled against any employee found or reported to be demanding or collecting money from patients in return for free services provided in public hospitals.

“Employees found guilty of an offence shall be dismissed in accordance with the Malawi Public Service Regulations (MPSR),” says Namarika.

He however said some public hospitals have paying wings for those who are voluntarily willing to access paying services, saying in such cases, user fees should be paid direct to the cashiers.

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Jane Madando 147
Jane Madando 147
2 years ago

The message is clear and understood, but you and your prince of thieves should lead as examples.
However the behaviour is unacceptable. Find out what is the root cause and deal with it. Not the symptom.
One other thing is that the cashier’s are not angels. They have their own ways to play. Ndipo zimathekadi. PT get away with the original reciept in his payment amount while the remaining duplicates are indicating another amount.
That’s why you need to treat the root cause.
Pepani ndangodutsamo sindidatchule munthu.

2 years ago

The fact remains they are learning from their masters who are the ones preaching this message. Stopcashgate, stop stealing stop nepotism and civil services will be clean.

2 years ago

fan namalika is a joke. I dont kmow wats he doing. or is just one of the cronies. this issue is way backlogged and fro long this is happening and u are out now yalking of it. 2 late dude,the damage is already done . how about staff selling the hospital drugs,how about staff opening cl8nis ,pharmacies and the main houspitals supplying all the drugs thru theft!!! how about the mouth of then minister of health Sande!! anythimg improved? or getting worse?

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