#BREAKING: Striking Doctors Suspended

STRIKING medical personnel have been suspended forthwith following defiance of a Labour Court order to report to work by 9am yesterday. By Kudakwashe Pembere The Health Service Board had promised to take punitive measures against the medical professionals on Sunday which manifested itself today in the form of suspension letters. Speaking to Health Times, a former Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association executive member Dr Mxolisi Ngwenya said the doctors, radiographers and other hospital personnel who partook in the industrial action were called to collect their letters of suspension. “We have heard…

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#BREAKING: Doctors Face Disciplinary Action After Defying Court Order

STRIKING health personnel defied the Labour Court order of showing up at work this morning resulting in the Health Service Board threatening punitive measures as empowered by the court. By Kudakwashe Pembere Addressing journalists on Sunday, HSB Vice President Professor Auxilia Chideme-Mungofa could not reveal the type of action to be taken. It emerged that about 553 doctors went on industrial action since December 1. “Government is accordingly proceeding to institute disciplinary action against all health workers who participated in the unlawful collective job action,” she said. Justices Gladys Mhuri…

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‘HSB Negotiating In Bad Faith’

ZIMBABWEAN doctors are not pleased with the relaxed approach taken by the Health Services Board and Government in dealing with the obtaining strike, it has emerged. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a statement, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association’s spokesperson Dr Anele Bhebhe acknowledged Health and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo’s keenness in solving the situation. “We recognise the effort of the Honourable Minister of Health Dr Obadiah Moyo, in creating a negotiation platform for the grievances to be addressed,” he said. But the association is concerned by the casual manner their case …

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#BREAKING: Another Doctors’ Strike Looms…Demand Salaries In USD

MEDICAL doctors could soon be going on another industrial action amidst concerns that government has not been sincere in addressing their demands which were negotiated on during the one month long strike which obtained in March this year, HealthTimes can exclusively reveal.   By Michael Gwarisa The proposed strike by doctors could plunge the health sector into quandary amidst indications that the industry is already reeling from essential drugs shortages which are being exacerbated by a foreign currency  deficit. According to experts, the double crisis could result in a slow…

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HSB Calls For Adequate Health Sector Funding

WITH Parliamentary preparations for the 2019 National Budget heating up, Health Service Board feels the allocation of adequate funding to the Health Sector can alleviate shortage of hospital staff and equipment needed at public health institutions. By Kudakwashe Pembere During an HSB Harare Central Hospital tour on Tuesday, nurses and doctors bemoaned the incommensurate human resources and inadequate hospital amenities. HSB members toured the Children’s Clinic, Casualty, Maternity, Renal and General wards where they were told of a deficit of some ventilators used for ICU, intravenous antibiotics to mention the…

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No Joy For New HSB Board…As Doctors Threaten Another Strike

THE Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZDHA) has written a hard hitting letter to the newly appointed Health Services Board (HSB) board over failure by the previous board to fully address doctors concerns which were raised during the just ended one month long doctors strike. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview, ZDHA secretary general, Dr Mxolisi Ngwenya said they had given the new HSB  board a 14 day ultimatum to resolve the the issues that were left handing by their predecessors, citing that the HSB had failed to respect the collective…

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New HSB Board Appointed…Minister Warns Against Laziness

HEALTH and Child Care minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa has appointed a six member executive board for the Health Services Board (HSB) which will oversee operations and welfare of all the employees under the health sector. By Michael Gwarisa Launching the board, Minister Parirenyatwa urged members to work hard to ensure the board turns around fortunes of the health sector which is in dire need of revival. “This is a very special day, we used to be all under the public service commission and then there was a a commission set…

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