The 32nd Cabinet meeting that was held in Harare on Tuesday directed the ministers of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo, and Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube to urgently address the issue to do with the doctors’ industrial action.
The Health Minister had briefed Cabinet that doctors had already been awarded a cost of living adjustment of 60%.
The order comes when doctors have downed tools citing incapacitation as their salaries continue to be eroded by the soaring inflation and the shedding of the local currency.
Doctors also demand that the government improves their working conditions saying that the current working conditions constantly put their lives in danger.
Prices of basic commodities including transport, school fees, bread, fuel, medicines and mealie-meal have all been reviewed up recently when workers salaries remained stagnant.
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