Monday, May 6, 2019

Health Ministry Purges: Chitungwiza Hospital boss sent home

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Chitungwiza Central Hospital clinical director Dr Patrick Dhliwayo has been sent home on suspension
Government has also transferred the hospital’s top nurse, Mrs Mirriam Mangeya over a list of misconduct allegations described in number under the noun “plethora.”
The state media stated that this is oart of an exercise to bring sanity to public health institutions.
Mrs Mangeya has been transferred to head office awaiting transition to a new work station while Dr Dhliwayo was effectively put on suspension for verbally abusing fellow doctors.
Incidentally, Dr Dhliwayo was last year sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of a fine after he was found guilty of physically assaulting nurses at Zengeza Clinic.
The Acting Secretary for Health Dr Gibson Mhlanga, accuses Dr Dhliwayo of verbally abusing six co-workers, among them three fellow doctors.
“You are hereby charged in terms of Section 4 (a) of National Employment Code of Conduct Regulations 2006, Statutory Instrument 15 of 2006.
“There is reason to believe that you committed an act of misconduct or acts of misconduct as defined in Section 4 in that; victimisation of a subordinate, Dr Arthur Mhizha, issuing threats to a subordinate Lawrence Kasinganeti, issuing threats to a subordinate Mr Ndarukwa and Mr Dzikamai and turning clinical meetings into forums of verbal abuse of GMOs Dr Shongo and Dr Ekofo,” reads Dr Dhliwayo’s charge sheet.
Mrs Mangeya’s letter stated that the former Chitungwiza hospital top nurse will report to ministry’s head office by May 9, 2019.
“You are hereby charged in terms of Section 4 (a) of National Employment Code of Conduct Regulations 2006, Statutory Instrument 15 of 2006.
“There is reason to believe that you committed an act of misconduct or acts of misconduct as defined in Section 4 in that; victimisation of a subordinate, Dr Arthur Mhizha, issuing threats to a subordinate Lawrence Kasinganeti, issuing threats to a subordinate Mr Ndarukwa and Mr Dzikamai and turning clinical meetings into forums of verbal abuse of GMOs Dr Shongo and Dr Ekofo,” reads Dr Dhliwayo’s charge sheet.