Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) president Enock Dongo told Members of Parliament on Monday that the government should talk to Masiyiwa on their behalf so that they also get a golden handshake. Said Dongo:
We are imploring to the government to say a health delivery system is like a body. There is no way that you can work effectively without the other part. We complement each other.
So when the doctors were on strike, it seems as if going on strike pays more than those who were at work. Nurses were at work suffering without resources.
Those who were abandoning patients, going on strike they then come now with an offer they have been given by somebody and say all the nurses come back to work five days a week. Munhu iyeye arikutaura ane ZW$10 000 irikudziya pahomwe umwe haana chaakapihwa.
Under the Highlife Foundation arrangement, consultants get ZW$10 000, ZW$5 000 for junior doctors, and ZW$7 500 for the seniors, per month.