Articles tagged 'harare hospital'

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. [...
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...
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...
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...
Govt to build new Harare hospital 13 May 2017 HARARE - Government plans to build a new hospital to replace all functions of the old and overwhelmed Harare Central Hospital (HCH), Health minister David Parirenyatwa (pictured) said. HCH was commissioned in 1958 to cater for approximately 630 black African patients. “We agreed with the pr...
Govt 'punishes' strike doctors 8 March 2017 HARARE - Government has imposed three more months of internship for junior doctors who were on strike for the past three weeks. In a March 6, 2017 letter to all hospital chief executives, Health ministry secretary Gerald Gwinji said all doctors who were away for 14 days-plus will have to do th...
Govt, civil servants strike bonus deal 7 March 2017 HARARE - Government has buckled under pressure from restive civil servants after it accepted to add an extra $180 million on its 2017 budget in order to pay the workers' long overdue 2016 bonuses. The two parties struck a deal following a lengthy deadlock that compelled the public workers to t...
We considered patients' plight: Doctors 6 March 2017 HARARE - The crippling doctors' strike, which was nearing four weeks, was called off in the interest of saving desperate patients' lives, a union representing the health professionals said. According to the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), government offered them a raw deal as it ...
Deal reached in nurses, doctors strike 5 March 2017 HARARE - Public health officials — including doctors and nurses — have called off their crippling strike after reaching an agreement with government on Friday, ending the stand-off which came at huge cost as hundreds of patients died during the chaos which ravaged the State hospitals in the last ...
'Zim doctors getting $329 a month' 5 March 2017   HARARE - The Daily News on Sunday's Bridget Mananavire spoke to Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) president Edgar Munatsi about the ongoing strike by doctors. Q: As a starting point, what really triggered the strike? A: To give you a background of the on-going strike, someti...
Chaos at hospitals as strike widens 3 March 2017 HARARE - The strike by doctors and  nurses who were yesterday joined by midwives has paralysed State hospitals where uniformed forces, roped in by government to contain the situation, have been overwhelmed by the chaos as the industrial action widens. This comes as President Robert Mugabe's ca...
Nurses issue strike notice 28 February 2017 HARARE - The chaos that is ravaging public hospitals is set to plumb new depths after nurses issued a notice yesterday to join medical doctors in striking over their poor working conditions. This comes as the strike by doctors enters its third week, forcing government to deploy army medics to ...
Striking doctors remain defiant 23 February 2017 HARARE - Hospital doctors, who have been on strike for the second week running, have insisted they will not report for duty until they get an audience with the Finance ministry and their concerns addressed. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association president Edgar Munatsi told the Daily News that ...
Nurses stand in for doctors amid strike 20 February 2017 HARARE - Nurses are apparently standing in for striking doctors, as health institutions attempt to ease the impact of the industrial action, now in its second week. During a visit by Daily News to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (Parirenyatwa) — Zimbabwe’s largest referral hospital — to assess...
'Ward of No return' — Harare Hospital's deathbed 10 September 2012 HARARE - When Jennifer Kadonzvo, 43, went to Harare Central Hospital with a complaint of heavy menstrual flow and coughing blood, she thought her suffering would cease since she was now in the care of medical professionals. But that was not to be as she died because she could not get the required...