#JUSTIN: Doctors Strike Officially Ends

THE 40 days long industrial action by medical doctors has officially come to an end following government’s commitment to address the doctors grievances. By Michael Gwarisa and Kudakwashe Pembere In an official statement by the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), they confirmed the development and called on all doctors who had downed tools to resume their work. “ZHDA is delighted to inform the membership, members of the press and public that the industrial action by doctors in Government hospitals has come to an end. “It has been 40 straight days…

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Bleak Christmas: Govt and Junior Doctors Still Gridlocked As Patients Suffer

IT is a dreary yet bleak Christmas for Zimbabweans as the gridlock between junior doctors and Government is far from over with the former accusing the latter of misinforming the nation. By Kudakwashe Pembere In this ensuing verbal and or textual duel alongside the suspension of these doctors, a grimmer festive season plays out in the country’s major hospitals full of unattended expecting mothers, the sick and4einjured. On Christmas Day, reacting to Health and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo’s speech on Monday,  the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association representing junior doctors…

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Health Minister Meets Striking Doctors

THE incumbent members of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association met with Health and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo to resolve their grievances which have left the public health sector in limbo. By Kudakwashe Pembere It appears the Minister met with old association members that have since been replaced where he tabled ways Government would intervene to solve their issues. Following the meeting, the interim members lashed out in concern stating they never sat down with the Minister. This forced a fresh meeting on Wednesday to iron out the outstanding problems…

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Minister Should Stop Cheap Media Propaganda- Striking Doctors

HEALTH and Child Care minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa should stop his cheap media propaganda and address doctors concerns before more people die, vice President and spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors Association (ZDHA), Dr Mxolisi Ngwenya has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to Journalists on the sidelines of a doctors demo at Parirenyatwa Hospital, Ngwenya said they were cognizant of the situation at the hospitals and that more people were at risk but they would not return to work until government heeds to their call. “We want our rural medical…

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Health Practitioners To Meet ZEC Over Elections

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) together with the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) and the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) will, on Monday 12 June 2017, meet the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on ways to enhance the participation of health professionals in electoral processes. The argument is essentially that the health sector particularly doctors and nurses have been placed on ‘essential services’ category as with the security forces i.e. army and the police. We believe not much has been done to extend the same privileges to medical…

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