#BREAKING: Patients Beat Up Striking Nurses

NURSES at Chitungwiza central Hospital received a beating from angry patients and their relatives this morning (16/04/2018) after they had refused to attend to the sick citing the the ongoing industrial action as a reason. HealthTimes Correspondent Nurses downed tools in the early hours of Sunday morning after government had failed honor their demands which include bettering their  living standards and increasing their salaries. A tour at Chitungwiza central and the country’s two major hospitals indicates that nurses were not determined to resume work and the situation could worsen especially…

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Kadoma and Chinhoyi Hospitals Nurses join strike

Nurses at Kadoma General Hospital have hung their boots as part of the on-going nurses’ nationwide strike demanding better pay and working conditions. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with a source on the ground, general nurses said general nurses did not report for duty. “Visited Kadoma Gen Hospital and no General Nurses are on duty, only Ward Managers are on duty,” said the source. The source added that “patients have been discharged.” Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital also closed its doors with patients being turned away. “Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital shutting down…

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Nurses Strike On

Barely a month after doctors resumed work from a month-long industrial action, nurses have downed tools citing poor remuneration and working conditions. By Kudakwashe Pembere They had appeared appeased by the March 30, 2018 collective bargaining agreement negotiated through the Health Service Biparte negotiation panel. This comes as their 14-day notice for strike has expired. In a statement directed to Health and Childcare minister Dr David Parirenyatwa, his permanent Secretary Rtd General Gerald Gwinji and the Health Services Board Chairperson Dr Lovemore Mbengeranwa, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association said Government sidelined…

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