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77 doctors fired in Zimbabwe

Government has fired 77  striking doctors after finding them guilty of absenteeism. The Health Services Board said the doctors have since been discharged from public service following disciplinary hearings which the doctors absconded from. In a statement this afternoon, HSB chairman Dr Paulinus Sikosana said the doctors were being charged in terms of section 4 of the Labour (National Employment ...

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Doctors’ right to strike not absolute

THE right to strike distinguishes employment hum slavery. This is one of the reasons there was instantaneous revulsion when one very powerful country mendaciously claimed that Zimbabwe is using child labour in its diamond mines. The people of Zimbabwe and their Government abhor any form of servitude. This Government was founded on building critical mass against the Native Labour Act, ...

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Zimbabwe health crisis deepens

OPERATIONS at Parirenyatwa and Harare Central hospitals yesterday ground to a halt after nurses joined the strike by doctors, with most wards at Zimbabwe’s two largest referral hospitals closed, increasing pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. Public hospital doctors have been on strike for over a month citing poor working conditions and remuneration and yesterday, nurses joined the job action ...

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Zimbabwe junior doctors strike

Dozens of Zimbabwe junior doctors are gathered at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, and planning to march to the offices of their employer, the Health Services Board to present, among other issues, their inability to continue reporting for duty due to what they are calling “appalling and disgraceful” conditions of service. The doctors have complained about poor salaries of less than ...

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Clinic takes 66 years to complete

MORE than $500 000 has been raised for the construction of Ezimnyama community clinic, 66 years after the project was mooted, but could not be completed due to successive generational bickering among the community members. The clinic’s groundbreaking ceremony was done in 1953, when the farming community decided to build a health facility in Ezimnyama small-scale farming area. However, efforts ...

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Harare mayor speaks on intensifying water crisis

Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, has been plunged into a crisis by an acute shortage of potable water after two out of three supply dams ran dry due to drought, while the city council failed to buy water purification chemicals owing to a shortage of foreign currency. The Zimbabwe Independent senior reporter Tinashe Kairiza (TK) this week spoke to the city mayor, ...

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‘Heads should roll at Parirenyatwa’

Health watchdogs have called for thorough investigations into the recent death of a woman during labour at Parirenyatwa Hospital amid allegations that she was left unattended for too long. Sharon Munyonho’s body was found in a grisly state with the baby stuck between her legs. “There is need for thorough investigations. It is sad and painful that she died while ...

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Bad news for Mnangagwa faction

Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga, has reportedly started to fully recover from his health woes at a top notch Beijing military hospital and is bouncing back, Spotlight Zimbabwe, has been told. A senior aide in the VP’s office who was recently with him here in Pretoria, before his transfer, has for the first time revealed Chiwenga’s true state of ...

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Mnangagwa receives medical equipment

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has said government will continue striving to make health services affordable and accessible as it resuscitates the health sector. Speaking during the handover of medical equipment and surgical sundries sourced from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the Health ministry at NatPharm yesterday, Mnangagwa said the donation would relieve the recently commissioned equipment from overuse. “This donation ...

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Harare council nurses on go-slow

NURSES working at Harare City Council-run clinics have embarked on a one-day working week starting yesterday, saying they could no longer afford to go to work every day due to the high cost of living and inaction by their employer. The nurses also said they were yet to be paid their May and June salaries as well as the 2018 ...

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