Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association (ZHDA) which represents over 3 000 members, has given government 21 days to address their grievances over poor working conditions, or they will down tools.
In a letter dated February 5 seen by NewsDay, ZHDA urge Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa, to improve their working conditions as part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government’s 100-day rapid results programme. Said ZHDA:
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This follow-up letter is to inform the minister and other health stakeholders that doctors at various institutions nationwide will be incapacitated to discharge their normal duties after 21 days from today (February 5) if the following work conditions, in no particular order of importance, are not effected to our satisfaction.
ZHDA want government to provide adequate hospital equipment and essential medicines and to uplift a blanket freeze on recruitment of doctors and other health workers with immediate effect.
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