VAYA Zimbabwe has stopped picking up doctors, nurses and other health workers from home saying it will only ferry them from the central business district to their workplace and back.
In a notice on Sunday, VAYA, a transport and logistics group operated by Cassava On-Demand Services, said:
It is with great dismay that I inform you that VAYA will no longer be able to carry you all from your locations to work anymore starting on Monday.
However, it will be ferrying you from town to the hospital and vice versa.
We have come up with a plan which may or may not work for you which is to try and liaise with the owners of the kombis to come to an agreement whereby they can carry you from your locations but at your cost which can lessen your stresses of early morning to catch the ZUPCO.
VAYA Zimbabwe initially gave a 30-day transport relief to nurses, doctors and other public healthcare workers in August last year following a protracted standoff between the government and health workers.
Earlier this year, the company offered free transport to public healthcare workers in a bid to cushion them from high costs of travelling to work during the COVID-19 period.