Fired Zimbabwe doctors have vowed not to reapply for their lost positions saying conditions of service and salaries have to be improved first.
These were the remarks of the Acting secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors’ Association (ZHDA), Tawanda Zvakada after the government said that fired doctors need to apply for readmission.
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Speaking to News Day, Zvakavada said that the decision not to reapply was made unanimously by the members. He said:
The message from the constituency is that no one will reapply and government should instead reinstate us as per our signed contracts.
The government has so far dismissed more than 430 doctors for embarking “on an illegal” salary and working conditions strike which started on the 3rd of September this year.
The impasse between the health caregivers and the government has worsened the already dire health crisis in the country.
This is happening amidst reports that the UK is contemplating easing the Visa application process for health caregivers who want to work in that country.
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