Senior Doctors Marching To Parliament Today

Senior Hospital Doctors are this Wednesday expected to March from Parirenyatwa Hospital to Africa Unit Square where their representatives will proceed and submit their petition to Members of Parliament.

This comes after the Zimbabwe Republic Police responded to the doctors’ application granting them permission to carry on with the march where police will provide escort.

Medical doctors in public health institutions have been on industrial action since the 3rd of September this year demanding sustainable salaries and better working conditions.

Negotiations with the employer did not yield any positive results as workers repeatedly turned down the government’s offers saying that they were insignificant considering that the economy in the country is inflationary.

Some doctors were fired for embarking on the “illegal” strike which has left patients stranded as there are no health caregivers to attend to them.

Patients have now resorted to other alternatives including mission hospitals which have since indicated that they are now overwhelmed by patients whilst private medical institutions are scaring off patients by their high charges.

The government has reported that of all the dismissed doctors, only 46 have returned to work following President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s moratorium which allowed fired doctors to return to work without reapplying.

More: ZBC News

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