Gvt To Blame For Recurrent Doctors Strikes- CWGH

FAILURE by government to come up with a pro poor national budget which priorities basic health needs, is the leading cause for perennial strikes by medical doctors and other health staff, the Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has said. By Michael Gwarisa Within a single year,  doctors have twice embarked on  nationwide strikes that have crippled operations at all major health institutions resulting in the untold suffering of patients and possibly numerous deaths that could have been avoided. CWGH Executive Director Mr Itai Rusike said it was shocking that…

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Doctors Strike Still On

ZIMBABWEAN doctors have been incensed by Government’s remarks that the strike was called off maintaining that it is still on going. By Kudakwashe Pembere With more doctors joining the industrial action, the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association in a statement rubbished Health and Childcare minister Dr Obadiah Moyo’s televised announcement that the strike was over. “We wish to set the record straight that the industrial action that started on the 1. of December 2018 is still ongoing and the healthcare crisis in the country has reached an unprecedented critical level. Instead…

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Senior Doctors Join Strike

SENIOR medical doctors in Zimbabwe’s major hospitals have joined the industrial action citing they are swamped with work in the absence of striking junior colleagues. By Kudakwashe Pembere Letters  dated December 4, gleaned by HealthTimes from Chitungwiza Central Hospital, Mpilo Hospital and Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals showed that hospital medical officers hung their boots throwing their weight behind the junior doctors. Among the grievances particularly from the junior doctors are unsatisfactory working conditions where they claim not to have adequate tools for their job. “As House Medical Officers (HMOs), at…

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