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Anti-riot Police Deployed To Parirenyatwa Group Of Hospitals As Health Workers Protest

Anti-riot Police Deployed To Parirenyatwa Group Of Hospitals As Health Workers Protest

Anti-riot police officers were deployed to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on Monday after nurses and junior doctors went ahead with their industrial action as promised last week.

There are fears that the strike could generate into massive demonstrations.

A NewZimbabwe.com news crew observed nurses standing in small groups, conversing in hushed tones soon after they had delivered a petition to Health Services Board (HSB) offices, alongside junior doctors at the institution.

They held placards bemoaning their working conditions and salaries; sang and marched early morning, before some left for Harare hospital, where similar action was expected.

Health workers, among many other civil servants, are demanding salaries in the United States (US) dollars and better working conditions. Their Zimbabwe dollar wages have been devalued by rising inflation.

Health APEX panel leader Tapiwanashe Kusotera said acting health minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga had never addressed their concerns since taking over. Said Kusotera:

The reality is that health workers are underpaid. The workers are struggling to make ends meet. 

The last time nurses and doctors went on strike, Chiwenga fired them.

Some were allegedly forced to ask Chiwenga for forgiveness and the incident was broadcast on the state broadcaster, ZBCtv.

Chiwenga reminded the doctors of their professional mandate adding that they must value the ultimate importance of life in whatever action they decide to take.

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14 Comments

Maparamuro 1 week ago

Kavirai musango bhora iro


gogodera 1 week ago

ini ndongoda nyika ine mari inotenga nerunyararo


g 1 week ago

ginyanomics.......100% of 0 is 0. dira Hako rizare


chipo 1 week ago

regai varwe hondo yemari...isu chembere tinopihwa 7000 ne nasa ivo votipa 15000 its a huge joke...we have enormous medical bills to settle.
cuty council wants its.bills settled


Swagger 1 week ago

ZANUPF Police pama demonstration inongwara ngwara asi kuma robbers dololo


. 1 week ago

Zanu.R.P


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Marcus 1 week ago

mapurisa anenge anotodaw brain examination chaiyo shuwa


dispenser 1 week ago

How is it possible a doctor or nurse is forced to treat a patient .Those are lies which this gvt of failed regime is doing.ko iwo mapurisa acho arikumbohora mariyiko . obstructing people who are trying to help them


Dirigsme 1 week ago

Our gvt does not like teachers. They hate doctors and despite nurses.They are enemies with the Opposition. They do not want to hear about the UK. The US is an adversary. The CSOs are puppets of the West. The Diaspora should not vote. Yellow is not a generic colour. The only political party in the world which admires thrives.Loves corruption.Condones abductions.Praises instigators of violence. Kills without shame. Zanu Pf.


Machiavelli 1 week ago

Succinctly put.
This regime is unique in that its deliberately courting the ire of every citizen and body politic ( used generically), just ahead of an election in which the economy is campaigning against it.

Such suicidal behaviour is unheard of even from any politically insensitive ruler.

Yellow Mellow 💛 1 week ago

In Zimbabwe you get bitten for crying 😭


CHIHOMBE 1 week ago

kkk VARIPABASA MAPURISA AYA IWE ITA STRIKE SEVAMWE


Lion 1 week ago

Minister of health ngavawedzere vashandi avo mari



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