Court to settle dispensation saga

Vital: The outcome of the case holds significant implications for the role of nurses and midwives in dispensing medication PIC: INNOCENT SELATLHWA
Vital: The outcome of the case holds significant implications for the role of nurses and midwives in dispensing medication PIC: INNOCENT SELATLHWA

LOBATSE: The longstanding dispute between the Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) and government has escalated into a legal showdown.

In a recent development, BONU, represented by their legal counsel, Busang Manewe, appeared before Justice Modiri Letsididi here on Thursday to seek an urgent interim interdict while preparing for a full review application.

At the heart of the review application is the challenge to the legality of permitting nurses and midwives to dispense medication, as well as the Ministry of Health’s directive issued on September 5, 2023, mandating health facility leaders to ensure that nurses and midwives participate in medication dispensing.

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