Desist from beating health workers-Govt advises the public
Government has warned members of the public against beating nurses and health workers in health centers.
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Peter Mwaba said government will not condone any of such actions from members of public.
Dr Mwaba called called upon members of the public to support health workers around the country.
He stated that the public are however welcome to criticize the health workers where there are shortcomings adding that these will be cardinal in the country’s quest to attain the Millennium Development Goals.
Dr Mwaba said this at the combined graduation ceremony of 140 nurses from Solwezi, Mukinge, and Kaleni Nursing Schools in Solwezi yesterday.
He said government has taken measures to address some of the public complaints such as shortage of health personnel and drugs in health centers.
The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary has meanwhile called for change of attitude among health personnel in the country.
He said the public has been looking at the professionals with negative perception but has since challenged them to start serving the public with honour to remove this perception.
Dr Mwaba reminded the health workers that their professional is a unique profession which calls for humility and dedication.
And North Western Province Medical Officer George Liabwa has commended government for improving infrastructure and teaching tools at the various nursing schools. Dr Liabwa however asked government to increase recruitments of health personnel in the province to mitigate the shortage which stands at about 50 percent
And a graduating nurse, Joy Yowela has commended government for its policies which she says are motivating to health personnel.