Articles tagged 'doctors'

High Court to hear nurses' application 25 April 2018 HARARE - The High Court will tomorrow hold a hearing on an application filed by disgruntled nurses who are challenging government’s decision to terminate their contracts following last week’s industrial action. Justice Amy Tsanga will hear the application. In their urgent application that w...
Chiwenga caught offside over strike 19 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga may have violated the law which he is supposed to be upholding by rushing to fire nurses in government hospitals for taking part in an industrial action without following due process, the Daily News can report. The former commander of the Zimbabwe D...
Nurses strike: Govt must give dialogue a chance 19 April 2018 HARARE - The firing of striking nurses on the eve of the country’s 38th independence anniversary does not bode well for the country’s potential to dialogue with its broader and disgruntled employees’ body. On Tuesday night, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga issued a statement announcing the ...
Nurses strike: Chiwenga caught offside 19 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga may have violated the law which he is supposed to be upholding by rushing to fire nurses in government hospitals for taking part in an industrial action without following due process, the Daily News can report. Read full story in today's paper. [...
Nurses to go on strike 14 April 2018 HARARE – Nurses have threatened to go on strike next week if government fails to heed their demands for better pay and improved working conditions. This comes as their 14-day notice for strike has expired. Teachers have also put President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government on notice if it fail...
Zim counting cost of doctors' strike 2 April 2018 HARARE - Lester Simango arrived at the country’s largest referral hospital, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH), visibly in pain and with his clothes hanging over his frail frame, battered by disease. He was among scores of patients who trooped to an oversubscribed PGH and waited in vain for...
Parirenyatwa should quit 1 April 2018 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa should just do the honourable thing and resign so as to save the little that is left of an ailing Zimbabwean health sector. The doctors' strike that crippled the entire health sector for more than three weeks is testimony of his shortcomings. Pari...
Hospitals stop admitting patients 1 April 2018 HARARE - Harare and Parirenyatwa hospitals have stopped taking in new patients due to the on-going doctor's strike. In a March 29 letter to the hospitals' clinical directors, consultants (senior doctors) representative committee said they could not “manage and serve new patients”. [GoogleAd...
Chiefs offer to help solve doctors' crisis 30 March 2018 HARARE - National Council of Chiefs (NCC) president Fortune Charumbira has urged government to engage the traditional leaders to solve the crippling doctors' strike, which has now clocked a month. The public hospitals health professionals are at loggerheads with government, demanding better re...
Doctors' strike has become national crisis 30 March 2018 HARARE - Public hospitals doctors' strike has clocked a month today. The impasse between the health professionals and government — the third in three years over the same issues — has taken an unnecessarily long time to resolve. But the pain has mainly been borne by the ordinary struggling m...
State rights body slams leaders for seeking medical help abroad 29 March 2018 HARARE - A State rights body has uncharacteristically slammed local leaders for seeking emergency medical treatment in foreign hospitals in a damning statement expressing concern over the impasse between the government and doctors who have been on strike since March 1. This comes after governm...
Patients' relatives join doctors' protest 27 March 2018 HARARE - Public hospitals doctors yesterday staged another strike at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH), which was joined by patients' relatives, upholding their demands for better remuneration, among other demands to government. This comes as the striking doctors have refused to report for...
Zim doctors' strike bites patients 11 March 2018 HARARE - The current strike by senior medical personnel at public hospitals has seriously affected the country's public health institutions forcing Parirenyatwa and Harare Central hospitals to suspend a number of services due to the absence of essential medical staff. “The Senior Resident Medi...
Govt ill-equipped to contain cholera 28 January 2018 HARARE - Government's efforts to contain the cholera outbreak are being hampered by lack of resources, Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said. The outbreak has so far claimed four lives in Chegutu, with suspected cases of the epidemic having risen to 65. Chegutu is grapp...
Doctors threaten to down tools 20 January 2018 HARARE - The country's medical doctors are threatening to down tools if government does not increase their on-call allowances by 50 percent, among other demands. In a letter dated January 18, 2018, addressed to the minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa, the doctors said their de...
Recruitment freeze cripples hospitals 18 January 2018 HARARE - Government must suspend the health sector recruitment freeze as hospitals are facing serious staffing shortages, the parliamentary portfolio committee on Health and Child Care has said. In 2011, authorities imposed a recruitment freeze at State health facilities across the country in ...
'Medical practitioners supplying drug to black market' 12 November 2017 HARARE - Medical practitioners are supplying the black market with pethidine — a post-surgery painkiller — resulting in artificial shortages of the drug, a health expert has claimed. Psychiatric expert Munyaradzi Madhombiro told the Daily News on Sunday that the drug is being used as an illici...
Mberengwa fails to attract doctors due to housing crisis 3 October 2017 HARARE - Doctors are refusing to take up a job at Mberengwa District Hospital because of lack of accommodation, Health and Child Care deputy minister Aldrin Musiiwa has told the National Assembly. This was after Mberengwa North MP Tafanana Zhou asked the deputy minister to inform the House whe...
Zim doctors threaten to strike 26 September 2017 HARARE - Doctors in Zimbabwe's public healthcare system have threatened to strike in protest over salaries whose value is being wiped out by a deepening economic crisis. Zimbabwean doctors have demanded that government put in place contingency measures that ensure health workers are adequately...
Parirenyatwa unveils Medical Aid Societies Bill 22 August 2017 HARARE - Government has unveiled the text of its draft Medical Aid Societies Authority Bill as stakeholders struggle over issues such as the regulation of the medical sector and bringing down insurance costs for the poor. Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has been working for w...
Health minister defends doctors' advertising 14 August 2017 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has backed government's plans to amend the law to allow doctors to advertise, arguing the move will make the people alive to specialist services available in the country. This comes as scores of desperate Zimbabweans have been flocking overseas, part...
'Govt considering allowing doctors to advertise' 4 August 2017 HARARE - Government is considering amending the policy which prohibits doctors from advertising in the media, Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said. Chegutu East Zanu PF MP Webster Shamhu asked in the National Assembly what government's policy was on the matter. This co...
Zec disenfranchises nurses, doctors in 2018 vote 13 June 2017 HARARE - Thousands of doctors and nurses who will be on duty on 2018 election day will be unable to cast their vote, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) confirmed yesterday. Zec chairperson Rita Makarau (pictured) made the declaration during a meeting with medical practitioners who sought to d...
Nurses, doctors meet Zec over voting privileges 12 June 2017 HARARE - Health practitioners will today meet the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to discuss ways in which they can exercise their voting rights in the 2018 general election while on duty. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association president Edgar Munatsi said they wanted full and unrestricted ...
Doctors, nurses need to vote 12 June 2017 HARARE - Health practitioners will today meet the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to discuss ways in which they can exercise their voting rights in the 2018 general election while on duty. Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZNA) and Zimbabwe Doctors for Human Rights and other health professional...