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Ex Tšepong nurses start work elsewhere

The Minister of Health Semano Sekatle

May 4, 2021 2 min read

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FORMER Queen ’Mamohato Memorial Hospital (Tšepong) nurses and nursing assistants who were axed in April for demanding salary hikes were on Monday started work at various government health centres across the country.

This was after the Ministry of Health had promised them to engage them as government employees, effective from May 1.

The Minister of Health Semano Sekatle had earlier urged the health workers to return to work and assist patients who desperately need their professional care in hospitals and clinics across the country.

For their part, the re-engaged nurses have pledged to work hard in order to save lives as per the minister’s request.

Through their association - the Lesotho Nurses Association (LNA), the nurses have expressed their contentment and gratitude to the government for the support they have always received.

The Secretary General of LNA Ntomby Mamonica Mak’hozonke Mokhesi said the first batch of nurses began work on May 1, with the majority of them starting on Monday.

“The few remaining nurses are expected to be deployed in hard to reach heath centres soon,” she said.

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Mrs Mokhesi promised that the nurses will return to duty with smiles on their faces like the minister has requested, further pledging that they will always be on time.

“We would like to thank the government for giving us this opportunity to upgrade the health care system and we promise to work hard to reduce the number of referrals,” she also noted.



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