The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses (MUMN) said on Saturday that in public exchanges in the media with Labour Health Spokesperson Marie Louise Coleiro Preca the Health Ministry had promised that “nursing students (Diploma & Degree) who have just graduated from University were supposed to be employed immediately (after the registration of the Nursing Midwifery council) due the nursing shortage in this country. With all the boasting and the approach attitude “I know best” all such guarantees and promises just fell short.”
MUMN said that such students are still unemployed even if though a week has already passed from the green light given by the Nursing Midwifery Council to employ them and that shows that all guarantees given to such nurses just fell short and such press releases were just after all a face saver.
MUMN said that blaming other departments such as the Public Service Commission or Human Resources is not the way forward…guarantees were given the Minister was expected to deliver on his promises such nurses and to the whole nation.
MUMN said it was patient with the Health Division so as to allow ample time for the Ministry to employ such students before going public…yet such students are still unemployed.
MUMN said that the Ministry Of Health accuses others of not telling the truth and then does the same by not being truthful with the public.