Health Workers staying in wards with patients

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Dear Editor,

 

We are kindly asking the Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya to look into the plight of new recruits at Luangwa District Hospital.

 

The government did a wonderful job by giving the hospital over 40 new workers last year.

 

The problem is that few of these works have been accommodated by the hospital.

Those accommodated are put four per room or more.

 

The unacceptable thing is that the majority have been accommodated in the actual hospital itself.

 

We are sharing rooms and bathrooms with patients. We failed to find our own accommodation because we have not received our first salary.

 

Am sure the government is not aware because when one of the government officials paid a visit recently to the hospital, Luangwa management lied that all the workers have proper accommodation.

 

The living conditions are pathetic, unfair and very unhealthy.

 

Concerned Worker

Luangwa District Hospital

Luangwa

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5 Responses to Health Workers staying in wards with patients

  1. There are local farmers nearby who are ready to accommodate you I am told.Please identity these so that they can help you. Don’t be difficult if they want to be paid in kind. All you want is shelter.

    Advocate
    February 14, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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  2. Living conditions very pathetic and un healthy,does this decribe the hospital or the house where you are?

    mwiinga
    February 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm
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  3. Mr Mwinga,she is talking about the hospital and that is a life saver. I tell you this country is full of comedy.

    Advocate
    February 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm
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  4. YOU ARE ADULTS. PLEASE FIND OWN ACCOMMODATION. NEGOTIATE WITH LAND LORDS. YOU WILL PAY WHEN YOUR SALARIES COME. PLEASE LEAVE WARDS FOR PATIENTS

    Chisenga
    February 14, 2017 at 9:36 pm
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  5. This country has no shortage of technocrats who are mere English experts speaking the language better than the owners of the language themselves. But when it comes to action on the ground, it is a complete departure. Why should someone tell higher authorities that all is well when not. I thought that higher authorities need to be told the truth so that they help in resolving the problems. This thing of officials telling their ‘bosses’ what they like to hear is killing this country.

    As a matter of fact, some of these outposts are very difficult for uninitiated. Here is a new nurse fresh from college and gets plunged into Luangwa where I bet there are no or very few housing developers. There is no house of any description even for several of them to share, and you make them share a ward with patients; and you tell your ‘boss’ all is well. What do you think they will think of you?

    M.M.
    February 15, 2017 at 8:51 am
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