The recruitment of nurses has for some time now been a hot topic shrouded with corruption allegations.

Reports indicate that some prospective nurses would part with amounts of about $2 000 in order for them to be awarded a place at a nurses’ training school.

It is against this background that the Harare Central Hospital School of Nursing will be conducting their recruitment process in public from this year onwards.

“All applications will have to come via the post office and will conduct the selection in a ballot box. We will invite members of the public to observe the selection process,” the hospital’s CEO, Dr Nyasha Masuka said.

The hospital also said it will be reducing its intake from the current 72 to 35 so as to scale up the standards of its graduates.

Last week, the Ministry of Health and Child Care announced revised requirements of trainees for the registered general nurses’ course from May 2019, citing that they now require 5 Ordinary levels including Mathematics in one (1) sitting.