Senior Doctors have said that they are confident that president Mnangagwa shall meet their grievances. They were speaking after meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the State House.
Dr. Faith Muchemwa said that president Mnangagwa assured them that the government was working towards addressing their grievances. She said that the meeting was arranged by the first lady as she wanted to have an appreciation of concerns of workers in the public institutions. Muchemwa said:
She then arranged for a meeting with the President and we were listened to. We were assured that most of the things we have requiring are actually on their way through the Minister.
She also revealed that they were promised mainly the medicines, the sundries to use in the hospitals, and some of the equipment that had broken down. Muchemwa also expressed confidence in the president. She said:
I’m a doctor and I work with faith, so yes (i have confidence that ED will deliver).
Doctors, like teachers, are demanding to be paid their salaries in United States Dollars. They argue that the increment that was made recently is now insignificant considering the rising cost of living as a result of the soaring inflation.