Victory For Doctors As Govt Lifts Recruitment Freeze Following 21 Day Ultimatum

Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) president Dr Edgar Munatsi told The Chronicle yesterday that Government has agreed to lift the freeze on the recruitment of doctors and availed $10 million to buy vehicles after they gave Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa 21 days to address a number of grievances.

The Chronicle could not reach Dr Parirenyatwa for comment yesterday while permanent secretary in the ministry, Dr Gerald Gwinji was said to be out of the country. However, ZHDA president Dr Edgar Munatsi said since they issued the ultimatum, Government had addressed three of their concerns. Said Dr Munatsi:

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We have had discussions with them and they addressed some of our concerns. They have availed $10 million towards procurement of vehicles and have agreed to ensure that there is proper grading of salaries for our doctors effective month end which will be back dated to January. They have also agreed to lift the ban on the recruitment of doctors and promised that the system will absorb all doctors once they complete their studies.

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David ParirenyatwaGerald GwinjiZimbabwe

David Parirenyatwa is a medical practitioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Welfare. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. In September 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office and was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa

Brigadier General (Retired) Dr. Gwinji is Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Child Care . He is also Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the African Centre for Health Excellence. Read More About Gerald Gwinji

The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the Southern Africa region. Its capital city is Harare and the country has 10 Zimbabwe Provinces. Zimbabwe is 390,580 sq km and is bordered on all sides by other countries (Zambia in the north, South Africa... Read More About Zimbabwe

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