Hope for Africa International pleads with striking nurses to resume work
Hope for Africa International (HAI) has appealed to striking nurses to resume work.
HAI Spokesperson Pastor Clergy Chombela says striking nurses need to return to work to avoid the needless loss of lives.
Pastor Chombela, in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today, appealed to nurses to go back to work as their profession demanded a measure of selfless service and sacrifice.
He said further dialogue should be going on whilst nurses are working in line with the labour laws.
Pastor Chombela, however, advised government to urgently address the grievances of health workers.
He said there was need for government to look into the plight of health workers and ensure that their demands are receiving active attention.
Pastor Chombela said his organization was gravely concerned with the continued strike action by health workers.
Meanwhile, Pastor Chombela has called on the Church, Civil Society and opposition political party leaders to show leadership on the matter by advising nurses and health workers to return to work.
He observed with sadness that the longer the nurses and health workers take to return to work, the more people would suffer due to lack of medical attention.
Most health workers and nurses in the country have been on strike for over a month demanding improved conditions of service, a move that has since prompted government to issue an ultimatum to the striking nurses to resume work by today or consider themselves dismissed.