Govt To Deploy Soldiers At Hospitals As Doctor’s Strike Continues

In an interview with The Standard’s Xolisani Ncube (XN) Health Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa (DP) said Government will deploy doctors from the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) if doctors continue with their industrial action.

Below is an excerpt of the interview:


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XN: In case the doctors stick to their guns and refuse to go back before their demands are met, are there any contingency plans to alleviate the plight of patients?

DP: What we normally do when we are faced with such a situation, all emergency services should be kept and we usually get support from the uniformed forces.

We have put that on alert so that we can keep our emergency services running. We have asked some doctors from the uniformed services to be on standby, but it is not a sustainable position.

We should be able to have our doctors back at work as a matter of urgency.

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David ParirenyatwaZimbabwe National Army

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

The Zimbabwe National Army is the country's military wing which was established with the role of ensuring territorial integrity, peace, stability and security. The force was established in 1980 after the country attained its Independence from colonial rule. Read More About Zimbabwe National Army

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2 comments on “Govt To Deploy Soldiers At Hospitals As Doctor’s Strike Continues

  1. Deploy them all, deploy soldiers even at toilets we are a junta state, deploy them to all institutions of government, today l will tell my children to join the army because its the only way to get things done for you in this pariah state.

    Ngavaende kana kuzvikoro vaite maTeachers, let them be deployed at Universities is it not that 3/4 of soldiers are called Doctor chakati, so that they even become lectures, deploy them at air Zimbabwe so that they become pilots, deploy them at Zimra to fight corruption and remove criminals surrounding our economy, deploy them at Public Works and let them be engineers and architects, deploy them at municipal police to clamp cars, deploy them at RBZ to monitor forex, deploy them at Fidelity to print US$, deploy them at the ministry of transport to fix the potholes.
    Its their duty they are in charge, they wiri restore RIGASI.

  2. Oooh my friend, the zna doctors are very qualified doctors with MBchB or equivalent qualications. For sure my friend u aare not thinking they are just asking any general duty soldier to go diagnose and institute treatment at the hospitals, are you ? Therr are learned people in the army doctors, veterinarians, lawyers, engineers, teachers, pilots, theologist the list is end less. These people can be deployed if need be

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