Govt to recruit 5,000 health workers in 2024-2025 fiscal year

The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Simplex Chithyola Banda, has disclosed that the government will recruit 5, 000 health workers in the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

Banda made the revelation when he presented the National Budget in the National Assembly in Lilongwe on Friday.

Minister of Finance Simplex Chithyola presents 2024 to 2025 Budget statement in Parliament-pic by Lisa Kadango Malango

He said the intended recruitment is aimed at addressing the long-standing problem of shortage of health workers in public health facilities.

The minister also disclosed that the government has completed rehabilitation of health facilities in Chitipa, Mzimba, Kasungu, Likoma, Chikwawa and Balaka, as it continues to narrow the gaps in the health sector.

Banda further stated that the government has promoted

679, while  3, 930 were recruited as health workers on temporary basis.

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