SILENT KILLER: When institutional obligations restrict public health workers’ moral duty to save lives
With the public health sector facing tremendous challenges due to corruption, maladministration, incompetence, and neglect, public health workers struggle to serve their patients diligently. Worse, they cannot freely speak out to address their grievances. It is disturbing to see that some senior government hospital officials are punishing workers who voice their concerns about working conditions that may threaten their patients’ lives using the public service rules and regulations as a cover-up. Read our research report that details how government officials have politicized the running of public hospitals and how they stifle dissent and block the public’s access to information that can be used to claim accountability.
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