By Meluse Kapatamoyo
Zambia : More than 500 EXPERIENCED nurses fired and just like that, we have moved on. They pleaded for forgiveness and our leaders ignored.
Well it seems, Zambia's firing of nurses is a gain to neighbouring countries as a huge exodus is underway. Now they are migrating to neighbouring countries in large numbers and with their experience it won't be long before they all leave. And in the meantime our health institutions are battling with inexperienced staff. We all know the big guns don't go to public hospitals so it was up to ordinary Zambians to demand that the nurses be reinstated and we didn't.
At the time, sentiments were that they deserved it. If you have been to the hospital lately especially those who have been hospitalised or have had a relative in hospital, you now know that we are in a crisis. Who is paying now? PYM