Nurses In No-Show At Mpilo Hospital

A huge number of nurses is alleged to have failed to report for work at Mpilo Hospital due to the dire transport situation in the country.

The transport situation in the country has worsened following an increase in fuel prices on Saturday evening.

Fuel prices affect bus fares and prices of other commodities. Speaking to New Zimbabwe, an unnamed medical staff at the hospital said:

Many nurses failed to turn up for work due to increased transport costs, the few who showed up came turned very late. Doctors have to lift patients up the stairs to as far as the second floor where Mpilo’s only functional main theatre is located.

While an ideal hospital model has ramps to ferry patients when lifts are down, the main hospital facility does not. The hospital has pre-independence lifts that are always down. We have to carry patients up the stairs for emergencies to go to theatre or to wards upstairs.

The development comes when doctors have been on strike since the 3rd of September, demanding a sustainable remuneration.

They say that they are now incapacitated as their salaries have sharply depreciated due to the soaring inflation.

More: New Zimbabwe


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One Comment on “Nurses In No-Show At Mpilo Hospital

  1. When it comes to beating up people calling for better lives the government of zimbabwe is excellent

    It’s the same government that cannot build modern national hospital each for every province.

    Where are the fruits of our diamonds, platinum, gold etc? New state of the art hospitals are nowhere to be found.

    Rather they focus more on wrong and misplaced priorities

    Why build a new parliament before building a new modern world class national hospital so that your Zanu ministers and all the big fish do not go out of the country to seek medical care while ordinary Zimbabweans die?

    New dispensation my foot

    So ashamed of these brutal so called leaders

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