Ongoing exercise to bring sanity to public health institutions have resulted in the suspension of Chitungwiza Central Hospital director Dr. Patrick Dhliwayo by the government with immediate effect. The government has also transferred principal nursing officer Mrs. Mirriam Mangeya over misconduct allegations.
Dr. Dhliwayo was suspended for allegedly verbally abusing fellow doctors. Last year, he was sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of a fine after he was found guilty of physically assaulting nurses at Zengeza Clinic. Meanwhile, Mangeya has been transferred to head office awaiting transition to a new work station.
Dhliwayo’s charge sheet signed by the Acting Secretary for Health Dr. Gibson Mhlanga reads:
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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.
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