The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said that the government will on Thursday hold a crucial meeting with doctors towards finding a permanent solution to challenges bedevilling the health sector.
Mutsvangwa made the remarks while addressing reporters after the 40th cabinet meeting in Harare on Tuesday. She said:
Government is still committed to dialogue with the striking doctors, and a meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, 14th November 2019.
The government is working flat out to ensure the availability of resources in the health institutions as well as improve the conditions of service for all health personnel.
In particular, the provision of institutional accommodation is being pursued in order to alleviate the challenges that affect service delivery in the short, medium to long term.
Doctors at public health institutions have been on strike for over two months, demanding better working conditions.
The government has responded to the strike by conducting a total of 322 disciplinary cases to date and firing 286 doctors who were found guilty of abstention from work without official leave.