February 23, 2017

Zimbabwean army to replace striking doctors

Zimbabwean army to replace striking doctors

The Zimbabwean government has deployed medics from the army to fill in for doctors who have embarked on strike.

  The doctors are demanding a pay raise and duty-free car service for their call time.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health has this to say:

“When some people are not coming to work there is bound to be an impact on service delivery and because these cadres (doctors) on strike are at the first level of care, the impact is even greater.
‘In some instances, we have deployed cadres from the uniformed forces to help in reducing the pressure,
 

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