Zimbabwe doctors threaten to strike over poor pay and a lack of coronavirus PPEs_Femi Ehiabhi

Senior doctors in Zimbabwe’s public health service have threatened to walk out over low pay and lack of coronavirus protective gear, in the latest dispute to plague the country’s battered health system.

Some 15 000 nurses have been on strike for two weeks over wages that have been hit by galloping inflation.

Coronavirus infections are rising rapidly, reaching 1 089 cases including 20 fatalities, according to official figures.

“We are finding it difficult to continue offering services in our work stations because of a number of challenges… for which no solution has been proffered,” the Zimbabwe Senior Hospital Doctors’ Association said.

Its notice to strike takes effect in two weeks.


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