“Go Back To Work And Save Lives,” VP Chiwenga Urges Doctors

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has pleaded with striking doctors t return to work to save lives. His remarks come at a time when health caregivers in public health institutions have been on industrial action since the 3rd of September this year citing unsustainability of salaries and poor working conditions.

Speaking at his Welcome party held this Saturday in his rural home, Wedza, Chiwenga assured those gathered that the government will do everything within its powers to improve the welfare of the general populace. He added:

I want to thank the President for being there for me. I also urge striking doctors to go back to work and save lives.

The situation in the health delivery system is deplorable and there seems to be no end to the impasse between striking workers and the employer with doctors turning down a number of “insignificant” offers which the government had offered them.

Analysts have often argued that the government is not motivated to improve the local health system since they can afford treatment beyond the country’s borders and the 2020 Budget and Chiwenga’s health case have been used as evidence to support the claim.

Chiwenga returned last week from China where he spent about four months receiving medical attention.

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4 comments on ““Go Back To Work And Save Lives,” VP Chiwenga Urges Doctors

  1. How can you ask doctors to work in sub standard conditions with no hope of ever receiving help or improved conditions from the government.I find it ludicrous that highly qualified and experienced doctors must beg for decent remuneration for putting up with deplorable conditions and for doing their best under such strain.Never in the history of mankind has such blind leadership been allowed to remain in power for so long at the expense of the average man and such a leadership can only culminate in the complete destruction and desolation of both the people and country as a whole

  2. All are equal, but some are more equal than others – George Orwell! Perhaps chiwenga if your government took care of the health system and it’s employees you wouldn’t be flying to China. Perhaps all those funds used for you and your comrades for flying all over the place in luxury could easily fund all this.

  3. This is rich coming from someone who has spent 6 months in foriegn hospitals.And at taxpayers expense probably. What was your medical bill? A fraction of what it cost yearly to pAy the codtors a living wage. Instead of urging doctors, plead with cabinet to come up with realistic solutions.

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