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Salima Hospital Staff on Strike

SALIMA: Workers at Salima district hospital are boycotting work in protest against unpaid overtime allowances for December 2011, authorities have confirmed.

A visit by Zodiak online show that the situation has left many patients admitted to the hospital unattended and others sent back without treatment.

District Health Officer for Salima, Dr. Florence Bwanali, confirmed the development to ZBS but was quick to say the matter will be resolved as arrangements have been made to pay the employees.

“The matter will be resolved shortly. It will not prolong so there are no fears that this could lead to a volatile situation,” said Dr. Bwanali

When Zodiak Online visited the hospital, workers  there was seen just moving up and down while patients were just lying hopelessly in their beds while some were just going back home without receiving any kind of medication.  - Zodiak Online

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0 #3 chefourpence 2012-02-07 21:32
this is even going on at Thyolo, Mulanje District hospitals. Problem is not the workers in the case of these hositals, nurses,because other cadres like clinicians have their allownces. Its the management in these hospitals that is deliberately withholding these allowances. so the solutions rests with management, not govt! M'MENE ZINTHU ZIKUVUTIRAMU KUMADYERANA MASUKU PAMUTU?
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0 #2 Bwana Muganga 2012-02-06 09:31
Just because of poverty. In the distant past, there were no issues of allowances but people were hard working. Correction- Florence Bwanali is just a senior nurse, not a doctor.
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+1 #1 ok 2012-02-05 17:18
this is what it means when people know their rights. If not properly checked, I want to assure you that human rights may be counter developmental

Please my fellow Malawians, in so much as we work to earn a living, but I personally think that it is not good to join a profession because of high perk promises which most of the times it does not materialize.

So, look! your animalistic appetites for money may lead to the death of an innocent person. May God help you see the purpose of service not only money because by God's design you are a person of infinite worth.
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