In a statement yesterday, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa urged nurses to return to work saying that Government has acknowledged their grievances as “genuine and valid”. He said the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has since been instructed to look into the financial implications of the nurses’ demands.
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Following representations by the nursing staff through Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA), Government and the Health Services Board, Government has acknowledged the nurses’ grievances as genuine and valid and thus requiring urgent attention. Government has since instructed Treasury to look into the financial implications of the nurses demands, with a view to resolving them amicably. In light of this major concession by Government, which has been made against well-known economic challenges facing our nation, in the interest of patients, and in order to avert any loss of life through disruption of essential services, the reasons for calling for the industrial action no longer obtain.
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 Ministry of Finance and Economic Development is a government organ which administers the country's fiscal and financial aspects through its respective departments. It has various organs administered by different personnel and these include among other the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe National... Read More About Ministry of Finance