Health Professions Council of Zambia Chief Executive Officer Dr. Aaron Mujajati delivering the speech whilst Health Professions Council of Zambia Chief operations Officer Kolala Mulenga (l) and Assistant Registrar-Registration Health Professions Council of Zambia Bwembya Bwalya (r) listens during Health Professions Council of Zambia press briefing at there offices
File:Health Professions Council of Zambia Chief Executive Officer Dr. Aaron Mujajati delivering the speech whilst Health Professions Council of Zambia Chief operations Officer Kolala Mulenga (l) and Assistant Registrar-Registration Health Professions Council of Zambia Bwembya Bwalya (r) listens during Health Professions Council of Zambia press briefing at there offices

Dismissed former Health Professions Council of Zambia -HPCZ- Registrar Aaron Mujajati has sought the court’s intervention over the termination of his contract of employment.

Dr. Mujajati has taken legal action, seeking re-instatement to his position.

He has also persuaded HPCZ to pay him over K800 000, allegedly as salary from May 2019 to October 2020, a period subsisting part of his contract.

This is contained in a Statement of Claim filed in the Lusaka High Court.

In January this year, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya announced the termination of Dr. Mujajati’s Contract of employment as HPCZ Registrar.

In Novemeber 2018 the Health Professions Council of Zambia under Dr.Mujajati banned CBU from administering the three medical programmes at the institution following failure to meet the laid down standards.This was after inspections at the University revealed over-enrolment of students, inadequate lecturers, engaging unregistered lecturers practising without licences among other violations.

Dr. Mujajati added that the institution exceeded the accepted lecture – student ratio after over-enrolling by 494 candidates for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Programme.

This move did not sit well with Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya who said it was inhuman for Health Professional Council of Zambia to close down health institutions and Schools on flimsy grounds.
Dr. Chilufya then removed Dr Aaron Mujajati as CEO and Registrar from HPCZ and transfered him to Ndola General Hospital as a consultant.

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    • If I was President, no doctor would be behind a desk in Ministry of Health …every doctor would be in the hospitals including the crook chi Dr Chilufya. There i absolutely no need for them there…in Europe you would never see a doctor appointed as Health minister.

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    • Learned colleagues, if you are asked to step aside fairly or unfairly, oblige.
      Don’t be like the Mpondelas of this world who think they are indispensable.
      You have a life ahead of you. Drop it and move on doctor.
      Life is full of surprises. If the dead had to sue to have their lives back, people with money would have been back.
      Like in death, just give in, unlike death though, life offers alternatives.
      In short, say no to the double…spirit. The spirit of petitions.
      Otherwise go for Chitalu, YES, in politics.

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    • Ndola Central Hospital is in Ndola, on the Copperbelt Province. About 360km from Lusaka – the Capital.

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    • It’s personal here today:
      1. Chi Chilufya lost medical practice license, because he is doing on cadres work.
      2. Chi Mpondela must leave Zambia.
      3. Aaron naturally alitumpa. He brought himself down by going to fight poor Zambians closing their clinics. Aaron has now tested how we struggle without a job, he has no option but to stand as MP under UPND or join Antonio Mwanza in PF.
      4. Antonio please leave politics go get a teaching job.

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    • Fail @ Hunter the man & Nostradamus for @ jjohn its its not the whereabouts of Ndola Central Hospital that is in question but Ndola General Hospital as reported. I too wonder.

      @ Jay Jay spot on if referring to physicians when the country is in dire shortage of medical doctors. Its really high time for professional training in Hospital administration to be taken seriously

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    • FuManchu – there is nothing a medical doctor does at Ministry of Health does that an experienced civil servants cannot do!!

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    • 800,000… wow! So much money being dished out whilst the masses go hungry. Mujajati is hungry for money.

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  1. These boys make money. Were you fired or redeployed. As a specialist salary has not been affected

    These doctors never want work in ward s. They just want travelling and workshops

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    • Its obvious his contract was affected….go and study medicine see how much work they put in!!

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    • So you thought they work for peanuts. There are people who get good money in Zed, not through corruption as many on this blog tend to imply.

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  2. The medical profession has lost its credibility.We have watched in amazement how young, vibrant, promising and scientifically sound careers have been maliciously ended.cadres with a sore desire to access public resources are calling the shorts.This Muppet show will be ending.Mr its political you have no idea the consequences of a young being fired or deployed.To deploy or fire a doctor just because you can or based on tribe is very unsound

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  3. Aaron Mujajati is a UPND cadre through and through, let him deny. He committed so many transgressions at HPCZ, he was supposed to be fired and not redeployed. The problem we have a compromised Minister, Edgar must fire Mujajati and Chilufya together at the speed he fired innocent Emerine Kabashi. Again the problem is he makes most decisions in a drunken stupor, it’s embarrassing to see how drunken he looks at times

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  4. Iwe Ayatollah of the Ruins of yonder years I like the last bit and I quote:'”Again the problem is he makes most decisions in a drunken stupor, it’s embarrassing to see how drunken he looks at times”
    Jay Jay your frustration is mine too. How in the world do we have so many surgeons just sitting behind desks when at the same time we keep on being reminded about the high physician-patient ratio.
    The Ministers and their cronies know about the rot in the health system in this concept called Zambia. Don’t you ever wonder why they and their children and concubines are ever flown to far flung hospitals outside this concept?

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    • Dr Mujajati will still lose because what the Ministry of Health did was just to deploy him to a hospital where he’s required to perform as consultant without affecting his salary hence his secondment to HPCZ was withdrawn by his employers the Ministry of Health. The problem in Zambia is that most qualified personnel suffer from the entitlement syndrome

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  5. Doctors belong to the wards, not Administration offices! They are trained for hands-on clinical work to save lives! Doctors have no training in Public Administration hence their embarrassing blunders! Starting with Chilufya, all doctors should be redeployed to patient care! This so called shortage of doctors is not true! We have simply misallocated human resource where doctors are concerned! If Mujajati has not reported to Ndola Teaching Hospital, he should be disciplined for insubordination or fired or retired in the national interest! Let’s not tolerate big headedness!

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  6. Mujajati is behaving trib.al isn’t he?
    Can’t think of any other rational explanation for his behaviour.

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  7. The poor trib.al is just called a doctor, but he has not practised the profession in the ward went into medical politics too soon. Like the rest of us successful proessionals, he should have practised a little more to gain experience and not rushed into high profile positions. The deployment as “consultant” at Ndola hospital means that he is lost and embarrassed too when he is exposed as essentially medically ignorant. I think that he wants to collect some money and go and set up a kantemba.
    And Dr Chilufta knew exactly what would happen to “Dr” Mujajati when he posted him as “consultant.

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  8. Similar to another trib.al, Honourable Cornelius Mweetwa. Trib.al Hacks has really ruined the professional credentials of these young men.
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  9. Comment:this man mujajati was very strong and strict on the health licenses so why did they remove him from that position ? am afraid most health workers will be in hospitals through feck results

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