Zimbabwe doctors Join nurses in a strike over pay and bonuses, Senior doctors in Zimbabwe’s public health
service has threatened to walk out over low pay and lack of coronavirus protective gear,
in the latest dispute to plague the country’s battered health system.
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Many nurses have reportedly stayed away from the main hospitals in Harare and nearby Chitungwiza
in an indefinite protest over pay and conditions.
NSL Learnt: Some 15,000 nurses have been on strike for two weeks over wages that have been hit
by galloping inflation.
Coronavirus infections are rising rapidly, reaching 1,089 cases including 20 fatalities, according to official figures.
Hospitals have been turning away the sick and patients have been discharged early following a
doctors strike over allowances and job security.
“We are finding it difficult to continue offering services in our work stations because of a number of challenges …
for which no solution has been proffered,” the Zimbabwe Senior Hospital Doctors’ Association said.
Its notice to strike, seen by AFP on Thursday, takes effect in two weeks.