Zim Health Workers Slam Draconian Health Services Law

ORGANIZATIONS representing healthcare workers in Zimbabwe have lampooned the recently approved Health Services Act, which they believe will only worsen the situation for ordinary health seeking citizens as it will trigger fresh exodus of skilled health personnel into lucrative markets. By Michael Gwarisa The new law will see health workers who call for industrial action being liable to a fine not exceeding level 4 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment. In an interview with HealthTimes, Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA)…

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Zimbabwe Signs Tough Health Services Bill Into Law…Health Workers Who Call For Strike To Be Jailed 6 Months

DESPITE widespread condemnation of the Health Services Bill at consultation level, Zimbabwe has proceeded to sign the controversial Health Services Act into law. By Staff Reporter According to the new law, any individual who is a member of the governing body of any trade union or representative body of members of the Health Service which incites or organises any collective job action contrary to subsection shall be guilty of any an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level 4 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six…

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