The Minister of Health and Child Care Obadiah Moyo has instructed the Health Service Board (HSB) to give first preference to volunteer nurses offering healthcare services in emergency and medical departments at public health institutions.
Moyo issued the directive while addressing these nurses under the banner of Zimbabwe Young Nurses Association (ZYNA). He said:
Treasury through Cabinet gave us 700 posts so I have instructed HSB to give priority nurses as these when they apply for jobs.
ZYNA president Tafadzwa Jackson said that the union has deployed 15 nurses at Parirenyatwa and another 15 at Harare Central Hospital during the festive season when there is a high demand for emergency medical services.
ZYNA recently rejected accusations that it is a government-sponsored union established to divide nurses.