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Villagers unhappy with Primary Care Nurses selection criteria

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Villagers unhappy with Primary Care Nurses selection criteria. The Ministry flighted an advert for a two-year PCN training for the September 2021 intake and indicated that only candidates who meet the recruitment criteria will be shortlisted for interviews.

Nkayi villagers have accused the Ministry of Health and Child Care of discriminating locals in the recruitment of Primary Care Nursing (PCN) trainees.

The internal interviews were held on the 13th of September in Nkayi District and the external interviews were held on the 17th at Mpilo Hospital. Meanwhile, CITE quoted a source as saying there were people from Nkayi who applied for PCN training and they were called for interviews but no one was shortlisted. Said the source:

We heard that people coming from other areas such as Harare and Gwanda are the ones who got the places. As a community, we are not impressed. This is corruption and it must stop.

Contacted for a comment, Nkayi District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr Thabani Moyo said he only knows four locals who were shortlisted. Said Moyo:

I am not aware of the list of the people who were selected but I also heard about the complaints saying that from the whole of Nkayi only four people were chosen, so that was the concern.

I won’t be quick to respond because don’t know whether the people from Nkayi were not also deployed to other stations, since they are saying people are coming to this side from Harare maybe there are also people from Nkayi who went that side, I don’t know.

We will wait for them to begin so that we will see how many were shortlisted from the total which had applied.

Source – Pindula News

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