The newly formed doctors’ representative organisation, Progressive Doctors Association of Zimbabwe (PDAZ) has pledged to work hard to restore order in the public health sector.
Speaking at the launch of the association in Harare this Saturday, PDAZ president, Dr Benson Dandira said that the public health sector was in a bad state with the ongoing doctors’ industrial action worsening it. He said:
As medical professionals, the world we have created over the past few months leaves a lot to be desired. We have seen the unfolding of undesirable events in the nation’s health sector. Today mark’s day 103 of ongoing doctor’s incapacitation that began on 3 september 2019.
Our conscience are heavy and our hearts are bleeding. Our people keep suffering unnecessarily and are dying from preventable diseases. Someone has to do something.
The organisation is launched when the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association has been accused of being led by selfish leaders who are being paid to destabilise the country.
ZHDA leadership, however, dismissed the allegations saying that they do not need anyone to tell them that their salaries and working environment were bad.
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