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MUMN declaring Industrial Dispute on the ECG Paramedic aids

Since the month of October, MUMN has been chasing and begging for a reply from the Health Division on the issue of the ECG paramedic aids in the ECG department in MDH to be employed as ECG technicians. These ECG paramedic aids had their application rejected for ECG technicians which were not right since they have sufficient qualifications as the current ECG technicians. 

 

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Crisis in Nursing Hitting Hard also in Karen Grech Hospital.

The crisis of shortage of Nurses in our country has no limits and no boundaries. In these past two weeks, 14 nurses resigned from Karen Grech Hospital resulting now that this hospital has a nursing shortage of 50 nurses.

If MUMN had permitted the Health Division to issue the call to poach nurses from the Private Sector into the Public Sector, the situation would have been catastrophic. Read more

 

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MUMN appeals H.E. President of Malta not to endorse the law on Cannabis until Safe Practice Measures for the Patients & Elderly Residents are in place.

MUMN noted that in the Law on Cannabis there is no provision for patient safety in a hospital and elderly residence. Any nurse, doctor, or even a carer under the influence of Cannabis may be nursing patient. Such professionals may have impaired mental judgment and the management of any hospital would not be in a position to take the necessary action to stop such hospital employees since there is no provision within the law concerning a sensitive sector such as the Health Sector.

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MUMN Requests the Resignation of the Ministry of Health's Permanent Secretary.

For twelve whole months MUMN has been trying to reach an agreement on the sectorial agreement of the Phlebotomists and Decontamination Sterilization Technicians.