Health Minister Joseph Kasonde has announced that Government has re-engaged all the nurses that were fired for staging an illegal strike in 2013.
Dr Kasonde told a media briefing in Lusaka that out of the 570 health workers that were initially dismissed, 67 were immediately reinstated after clarification of their circumstances.
Dr Kasonde added that 431 who had re-applied have since been re-appointed while 71 have had their cases processed and are free to collect their letters of re-engagement.
He also announced that one staff member has since died.
Dr Kasonde said the Ministry is pleased and impressed with the cooperation that these members of staff have exhibited.
‘I am pleased to say that all those that were dismissed in December 2013 are now eligible for reengagement without loss of benefits,’ Dr Kasonde stated.
Dr Kasonde hoped that the matter of the fired nurses will now be allowed to rest.