By Esnart Chingwalu
National Organization of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (NONM) has expressed a worry over government’s delay in recruiting qualified nurses and midwives
NONM’s President Shouts Simeza said some of the nurses and midwives who finished their education two years ago, are working in the private sectors where they are receiving meagre salaries.
Simeza said this has forced the organisation to secure jobs for all the nurses and midwives in the United States of America (USA) by December this year.
“It’s very worrisome to note that government is failing to fulfill its promises of employing nurses and midwifes in the country in the two consecutive national budgets,” Simeza said.
Simeza added that currently there are over 3500 of them that are licensed and qualified by are just staying despite the cry for addition health workers in the country.
“We have given the authorities enough information about the need to employ them and they have the data and they are also aware on the pressure that is there to the inadequate nurses and midwifes currently in the country, so we can push them any longer,” Simeza said.