The recently launched Progressive Doctors’ Association Of Zimbabwe has hit the ground running as they are claiming they understand that incapacitation is there and have started to negotiate for better incentives with the government The Herald reports.
PDAZ spokesperson Dr Anesu Rangwani in an interview with the publication said:
We want to be progressive, but we are not going to label anyone who has not been coming to work because doctors did not down tools for no reason. However, as PDAZ we are saying the past should stay in the past. Yes, incapacitation was there, our grievances still stand and they are still genuine, but what we need now is a solution. We need to forge a way forward.
We have commenced the process (of negotiating with Government) and we have since submitted our proposals in terms of what we expect as salaries and non-salary benefits. There is nothing solid yet, but we are hopeful that an agreement is imminent.
Doctors have been on strike since 3 September 2019 citing incapacitation.
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