Articles tagged 'dr obadiah moyo'

Health ministry apologises for loss of lives 12 January 2019 HARARE - The Health and Child Care ministry has issued a public apology for the loss of lives and suffering during the just-ended doctors' strike. In a statement published in the press, the ministry expressed appreciation for the citizens' endurance during the crisis. “The ministry of Healt...
Doctors end 40-day strike 11 January 2019 HARARE - Doctors have called off their 40-day industrial action after the Health and Child Care ministry made commitments to meet their demands, the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) has said. The medical practitioners have been on strike since the beginning of December last year, d...
Govt should urgently resolve dispute with doctors 6 January 2019 HARARE - Morale and motivation of medical personnel require urgent attention, even in the midst of economic challenges. A legacy of poor policies over years has left healthcare devastated.  The current junior doctors’ strike is just but one of many ills. The new dispensation ushered hope...
Govt sets spies on striking doctors 5 January 2019 HARARE - Government is using unorthodox tactics including political intimidation to force striking doctors to abort their industrial action, the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) has claimed. Following recent claims by government that the industrial action which has gone for over a ...
Solve doctors' grievances ASAP 5 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has reportedly been forced to cut his vacation short due to the worsening health crisis, needs to address the doctors’ grievances immediately. Zimbabweans are dying and suffering because of the continuing unavailability of doctors and for that reason ...
'Govt must value human lives' 31 December 2018 HARARE - Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition has warned that grave consequences loom if the doctors' situation is not civilly addressed in respect of human lives that are currently being lost in hospitals. Following the cholera outbreak, the conglomeration of more than 80 civil society organisations ...
Doctors' hearing set for today 31 December 2018 HARARE - The hearing where the striking medical practitioners sought leave to appeal at the Supreme Court has been moved to today (Monday) after lawyers representing the Health Service Board (HSB) failed to appear in court on Saturday. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZDHA) filed an urge...
Please save our doctors 31 December 2018 HARARE - The handling thus far by the government of the ongoing industrial action by the country's medical doctors has left a lot to be desired — reflecting very poorly on both the bona fides and humanity of the so-called 'new dispensation' now in power. To those who may be confused about the ...
Senior doctors give govt 48-hr ultimatum 30 December 2018 HARARE - Senior doctors have given government a 48-hour deadline to address the striking junior and middle level doctors' grievances, noting that their suspension has only crippled the health delivery system which was already struggling. In a statement dated December 28, the consultants and se...
Govt gets stick for being insensitive, cruel to plight of the sick 29 December 2018 HARARE - With the doctors' strike going on for weeks without any solution in sight, concerned Zimbabweans have blasted government for being confrontational and not amicable to professional negotiations with the medical practitioners. Apart from the doctors being on strike, nurses have resolved...
Doctors blast 'misled' Chiwenga 29 December 2018 HARARE - Doctors yesterday came out guns blazing, telling Acting President Constantino Chiwenga that government did not spend a single cent in educating them. They said their parents, guardians and family actually sent them to school adding they are qualified doctors who hold degrees from accr...
Chiwenga escalates govt, doctors' fight 28 December 2018 HARARE - Acting President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday warned that government will soon introduce a new law regulating the hiring of doctors after he came face-to-face with the dire situation at one of the hospitals affected by the on-going industrial action by disgruntled medical practitioners...
'Govt under-reported cholera deaths' 16 December 2018 HARARE - The recent cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe could have killed over 100 people amid fears an official government count did not capture a majority of the deaths in a bid to conceal negligence. Official government figures show only 54 people succumbed to the disease but cholera-related death...
Striking doctors dig in 14 December 2018 HARARE - Government has ordered striking medical doctors to return to work, rejecting demands for salaries in US dollars, with the workers' union also becoming inflexible in their negotiations.  Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo said government has ruled out doctors' demand to be pai...
70 000 in risky abortions yearly 1 October 2018 HARARE - Over 70 000 women in Zimbabwe are involved in unsafe pregnancy terminations each year, re-igniting debate on whether the authorities should legalise abortions. A civic society organisation pushing for safe abortion, Right Here, Right Now Zimbabwe (RHRNZ), has sensationally claimed tha...
Shock and horror - 70 000 women in risky abortions yearly 1 October 2018 HARARE - Over 70 000 women in Zimbabwe are involved in unsafe pregnancy terminations each year, re-igniting debate on whether the authorities should legalise abortions.