Nurses hopeful in President SATA
The Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation-ZUNO-is hopeful that President Michael Sata will pardon the dismissed nurses who were fired for participating in an illegal strike.
Organization President, Crispin Yungana says the affected nurses have learnt a lesson and that government should forgive the nurses.
Mr. Yungana has further said that a number of nurses that were dismissed have also re-applied and tendered in their apologies to government.
Mr. Yungana says government should not delay in reinstating the nurses because this would affect smooth operation of health institutions.
But PF Chairperson for Community development Mother and Child Health, Jean Kapata says the ruling party does not support calls for the re-instatement of the 45 nurses who were fired after they went on an illegal strike in Kasama.
Ms. Kapata says the party will not push for their reinstatement because while the nurses were on strike some people lost their lives.
She said this when she featured on a live interview on Radio Mano in Kasama.
Ms. Kapata however said the dismissed nurses have been given a chance to re- apply in their individual capacity.
She says the government will not consider any group reinstatement.
Ms. Kapata, a nurse by profession said nurses are essential workers who need to have a heart for patients.