Matrons and nurses in Chitungwiza called off a strike and resumed working on Tuesday after meeting with management. The nurses had started their strike on Friday over resource shortages.
In an interview with The Herald, Chitungwiza Central Hospital’s chief executive officer Dr Obadiah Moyo said Government had availed a $60 000 rescue package that will cater for pharmaceuticals, food and other provisions. Said Dr Moyo:
We have had a situation at the hospital where our nursing staff went on strike over shortage of resources. The situation was resolved after we convened a meeting with them and this follows another emergency meeting last Thursday with the Ministry of Health and Child Care permanent secretary, Dr Gerald Gwinji, to request for more resources for the hospital. Dr Gwinji managed to rescue the institution by allocating funds ($60 000 as a rescue package). The funds will cater for pharmaceuticals, food and other provisions.