A group of doctors at the public health institutions have split from the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) and Senior Hospital Doctors Association( SHDA) to form a rival union called the Progressive Doctors Association of Zimbabwe (PDAZ).
According to prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, the new union a puppet doctors’ Association of the government.
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Below is a statement issued by PDAZ ahead of its launch:
Update: PDAZ Official Launch, 13/12/19
Progressive Doctors Association of Zimbabwe is pleased to announce its official launch that is set for Friday 13th December 2019, the program starts at 1700hrs.
The much-awaited PDAZ launch will be held at Cresta Lodge in Harare. Various development partners and representatives from government ministries of note Min. of Health and Finance Ministry shall be present.
An interim committee will be officially announced at the launch and the PDAZ President is expected to deliver a speech that will be addressing a number of issues particularly the doctor’s incapacitation and way forward.
Medical professionals from all over the country are all invited to this historic event where they will get a chance to hear firsthand of the offer that PDAZ is promising to broker for them in ending the ongoing impasse.
Transport, accommodation and other itineraries will be arranged for those travelling from Bulawayo and Gweru to Harare.
Transport is also available from the CBD to the venue. All are welcome for the launch. Let us turn up in our numbers. Those interested in attending the launch both in Harare, Gweru and Bulawayo should contact us on our WhatsApp numbers: (+263737983861/+263 77 474 2246/ +263779513264)