The Acting President Constantino Guvheya Chiwenga today visited Parirenyatwa Hospital for the first time since the doctors’ strike began. His visit comes after the government through the Health Services Board (HSB) suspended 530 junior doctors for engaging in an illegal job action. Senior doctors at government hospitals also downed tools in solidarity with their juniors.
Chiwenga was accompanied by the Minister of Health and Child Care Obadiah Moyo, Presidential spokesperson George Charamba and several government officials. Chiwenga was recently tasked with negotiating with the striking doctors and the immediate outcome was their suspension. A ZBC News statement reads as follows,
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Acting President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and Health Ministry officials visit Parirenyatwa Hospital to access situation following the strike by doctors.
Parirenyatwa Hospital formerly known as the Andrew Fleming Hospital, is a General Hospital in Harare and is the largest medical centre in Zimbabwe.Before independence, it was known as the Andrew Fleming Hospital and was named after the principal medical officer to the British South Africa... Read More About Parirenyatwa Hospital