The government has urged striking doctors to come to their senses and do the job that they went to school for, that is to save human life.
Speaking to reporters during the routine post-cabinet media briefing in Harare on Tuesday, Information Minister Monica Mutsvanga reminded the doctors that they are not the only ones who are suffering. She said:
I am sure when we talk about the salaries and how they have been eroded by inflation this is across the board.
A lot of our people are suffering, a lot of interventions are being put in place especially where it concerns safety nets to just make sure we give some relief to our people.
Doctors at public health institutions under the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association banner declared incapacitation on September 3.
Following a Labour Court ruling that the strike was illegal, and an ultimatum for the doctors to return to work earlier this month – which they ignored, the government will on November 1 commence disciplinary against the doctors who are not reporting for duty.