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Nurses Get Lump Sum Payments Of Up To $5 000 From Govt

Some nurses are expected to receive up to $5 000 this month after Government honoured its promise to pay them their dues amounting to at least $12 million, as a result of improper grading since 2010. This is part of the $17 million offered by Government last month to during the doctors’ and nurses’ strikes. A survey by The Chronicle showed that nurses got between $500 to about $5 200 in their bank accounts on Monday.

Government has also recently-introduced stand-by allowance for nurses working in rural healthcare facilities. The allowances are $360 and a night duty allowance of $360 a month for all other nurses, all of which have been backdated to April 2018. The standby allowance was recently reviewed upwards from $70 a month.

Ministry of Health and Child Care permanent secretary Retired Major General Dr Gerald Gwinji confirmed the release of funds by Government with Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZiNA) organising secretary Mr Edwick Nhema praising Government for honouring its promise.

More: Herald, Chronicle

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