Health

Water shortages in Beitbridge

Serious water shortages have resurfaced in Beitbridge town where a major pipe burst on the mainline that supplies the whole town has resulted in taps running dry for over two days. The hardest hit people are those residing in western suburbs (Dulivhadzimo South and North), CBD, referral hospital, the border post and light industries. The town requires at least 15 ...

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Doctors dump work and resume strike

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association has announced that its members who had resumed duty on Monday will be withdrawing their services on Tuesday to join the rest of their counterparts who did not report for duty. Doctors had signed a Bargain Agreement with the government that was going to see the health practitioners returning to work after 38 days of ...

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ZANU PF Youths recruit teachers and nurses

ZANU PF Youth League has commenced the process of identifying graduates who are not working to replace the teachers and nurses who are on industrial action. Writing on Facebook Secretary for Youth Affairs Lewis Matutu said the country needs patriotic civil servants. “We have started activating our structures identifying qualified personnel to replace those that are not satisfied with jobs ...

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Our hospitals are a death trap

This time tomorrow, the wards and corridors of hospitals across Zimbabwe will be a lot quieter than usual. Patients will still be there in droves, but the bulk of the staff who normally minister to their needs – that is, junior doctors – will be absent. The majority of them will be participating in the strike. All-out means no care ...

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Doctors vow to continue their month-long industrial action

Striking junior doctors have vowed to continue with their month-long industrial action despite claims by government that the two sides have reached a consensus on the majority of their demands. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) secretary-general Mthabisi Bhebhe told the Daily News yesterday that no such consensus had been reached with the Health ministry. “We have reached a consensus that ...

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Govt dismayed by doctor’s stance

The Government is dismayed by junior doctors’ continuation of industrial action despite authorities meeting the majority of their demands. Government has met eight out of 10 initial demands made by the junior doctors, including a car import facility, but the latter remain adamant, demanding to be paid in United States dollars. They also want disciplinary action against striking doctors withdrawn, ...

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Doctors rubbish Chiwenga

STRIKING doctors have reacted angrily to claims by government that the State assisted them through medical school and that there are enough medicine stocks in the country. In a hard-hitting statement, Friday, the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) accused Health Minister Obadiah Moyo and his deputy John Mangwiro of feeding acting President Constantino Chiwenga with lies. The medical association did ...

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Mnangagwa suspends nurse recruitment

GOVERNMENT will suspend nurse training recruitment with effect from May 2019. Health and Child Care permanent secretary Dr Gerald Gwinji said the decision was a temporary measure, with recruitment set to resume in September 2019. A circular dated 18 December 2018 and signed by the Permanent Secretary of health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji has been sent out to ...

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Zimbabwe doctors’ strike continues

DOCTORS at public hospitals yesterday said they will continue with their industrial action and implored government to be more serious with health care and move with speed to avert collapse of the health system. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) yesterday said while it recognised efforts by Health minister Obadiah Moyo in trying to engage, the response by government has been ...

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Zimbabwe’s hospitals crisis deepens

The crisis at the country’s public hospitals is worsening, after nurses said yesterday that they would start reporting for duty for three days a week due to Zimbabwe’s biting fuel shortages, as well as their outstanding working conditions demands. This comes as doctors continued with their strike yesterday despite claims by the government that they had called off the devastating ...

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