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Govt gives in to doctor’s demands

Health minister David Parirenyatwa yesterday said the impasse between government and striking doctors, who are demanding improved conditions of service, has been resolved.


Parirenyatwa said the Health Services Board and the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association had been locked up in meetings where a number of grievances affecting the doctors countrywide had been addressed.

“The Health Services Board and the doctors met through the bipartite forum, where grievances and issues concerning doctors were addressed,” he said.

“There was the issue of car loans for the doctors, and we have since sourced $10 million to cater for that and the other issue was concerning trainee doctors who wanted to be guaranteed some jobs after training.

“The issue of allowances that were behind from November last year was also addressed and we started paying them in February this year, that’s where we are right now.”
He said some of the junior doctors were still not reporting for work, but others had resumed their duties.

“The most affected hospitals were Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Mpilo Central Hospital, United Bulawayo Hospitals, Harare Central Hospital and partly Chitungwiza Central Hospital.

“In Manicaland we had but a slight problem otherwise the situation is under control,” Parirenyatwa said.

Outpatients in Bulawayo and Harare were left stranded since the beginning of the industrial action after being turned away due to critical staff shortage, as the doctors’ strike continued countrywide.

5 Responses to Govt gives in to doctor’s demands

  1. Sagitarr March 12, 2018 at 9:03 am #

    We need to hear from the Doctors’ organisation that all is now well, remember that they were telling us the government had reneged on the previous “promises”?

  2. Patient March 14, 2018 at 6:33 am #

    You are lying,how can you expect doctors to go back to work with a $5000 car loan whilst chiefs are driving free $120000 isuzu cars

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  4. real doctor March 15, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

    we are still on strike this report is misleading and one sided

  5. Dr Mx March 16, 2018 at 6:48 pm #

    Kindly stop lying. If you want facts, the ZHDA is open to interviews. We are still on strike. Nothing has been done. Aluta

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