Former ambassador condemns PF on medical personell

Former ambassador condemns PF on medical personell

Former Zambia Deputy Ambassador to Washington Joe Chilaizya has slammed government’s decision to stop nurses and doctors from practicing privately.

Chilaizya has called the decision as reckless and thoughtless.

Chilaizya was commenting on a circular released by Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Kennedy Malama who has stopped nurses and doctors from working in private hospitals and clinics during their spare time.

He wrote:
“Zambians doctors and nurses are the lowest paid in the region.”

“They work in private practice to supplement their incomes. Private Clinics and Hospitals pay better.”

“So we need to applaud that they still even work at Government hospitals.”
He noted that the effect of Malama’s decision will cause a mass exodus on these professionals from government hospital.

“The effect is a mass exodus to America and Europe where nurses are paid $72/hour.”

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    Hankie 1 week ago

    Dining reverse in actipm

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    FuManchu 1 week ago

    Nice observation as in the developed world people are allowed to work several jobs to make ends meet as well as ensuring government dues and service bills are paid! Good for you Chilaizya, let the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary engage you in discussion on this one so he gets enlightened!

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    Ba Malama naimwe, fight Ebola and not the initiative for one to make an extra coin. Besides, these guys are saving lives. What a bad feeling you have ba former eastern province health director.