Senior doctors at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals have resolved to join their junior counterparts on strike, a move likely to further worsen an already dire situation.
Junior doctors have been on strike since December 1 citing poor working conditions. Repeated efforts by the Ministry of Health and Child Care to the end the strike have hit a brick wall.
In a letter addressed to the Clinical Director at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, the senior doctors said that they could no longer cope with the increased workload created by the absence of their juniors. The letter reads
Due to the ongoing industrial action by our junior colleagues, we as the Registrars are now overwhelmed by the workload and we are now unable to effectively discharge our services.
We are therefore withdrawing our services with immediate effect. We hope the situation will be resolved expeditiously so that we may resume providing services normally and effectively.
Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals is the largest health services provider in Zimbabwe with a number of hospitals located in Harare. It has a capacity of about 1 800 patients' beds and a staff compliment of 2 000. It was established in 1890 in the then... Read More About Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals