Nurses demand axing of Windhoek Central head

Christof Maletsky, The Namibian, June 13, 2007 A group of nurses staged a demonstration in Windhoek yesterday calling for the removal of the head of the Windhoek Central Hospital, Dr Helen Nkandi-Shiimi. They claimed health standards at the Windhoek Central Hospital have deteriorated under her management. The demonstrators also accused Dr Nkandi-Shiimi of not wanting to improve working conditions of employees. "We need a management that is seen to do something, a management prepared to direct the service and not the one that knows only travelling and playing computer games. It is not good to wash our dirty linen in public, but because we are forced by the situation, we shall today set the cat in a cage of pigeons," said Abner Shopati, who spoke on behalf of the nurses. Shopati is the Secretary General of the Namibia Nurses Union which organised the demonstration. ... Nurses