The Health Services Board (HSB) has hired the 19 junior doctors who recently completed their studies, but failed to get an internship.
This was disclosed by Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo in an interview with The Herald on Monday.
The doctors will be absorbed into the public health delivery system with immediate effect after the Ministry of Finance gave the nod. Said Moyo:
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We now have concurrency from Treasury to employ the doctors and they will be deployed to respective institutions as a matter of urgency.
Posts were still occupied by other doctors whose internship period had been extended due to disruptions in rotations by an industrial action, which crippled the health sector in December last year and the first quarter of this year.