Staff at Chiradzulu District Hospital have given the institution 30 days to improve on the conditions at the hospital, including food served to them, and demanded that three of their managers should be transferred.
The staff made the demands on Tuesday after downing tools in protest against what they said is a poor diet.
Yesterday morning, the staff went to the office of the district commissioner (DC) asking for the removal of hospital administrative officer Andrew Lihoma, district nursing officer Mary Assan and district health officer Dave Zolowele.
Chiradzulu DC Andrew Misomali on Tuesday confirmed the strike and meeting the staff.
Said Misomali: “We agreed that within 30 days, the issues will be solved. I have to talk to the DHO that we can see the way forward. It is not a big issue and I have promised them that the issue will be tackled.”
One of the striking nurses confided in The Nation that conditions at the hospital have gone down due to the leadership of the three.