#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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