Articles tagged 'health services board'

Doctors demand to be paid in US$ 23 October 2018 HARARE - Doctors are demanding to be paid their salaries in United States dollars to cushion themselves from rampaging inflation. At the same time, the doctors have implored government to declare the situation in the health sector a state of emergency to enable it to seek aid from internationa...
Nurses withdraw Chiwenga challenge 27 April 2018 HARARE - Disgruntled nurses have withdrawn an urgent chamber application filed before the High Court seeking to bar government from terminating their contracts of employment. Through their lawyers from Kantor and Immerman law firm, the nurses withdrew the application after the matter had been ...
Nurses threaten to join doctors strike 17 March 2018 HARARE - Nurses at Zimbabwe's public hospitals have threatened to join striking doctors to put pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's cash-strapped government to increase their allowances and improve their working conditions. This comes after doctors working in Zimbabwean public hospitals ...
Doctors' strike widens 15 March 2018 HARARE - In an escalation of demands for improved pay and better working conditions, doctors yesterday announced they were widening their strike until government “plays ball”, further compounding problems for stranded patients at the country's public hospitals. The announcement comes as senior...
Nurses, environmentalists slam doctors 11 March 2018 HARARE - Doctors have come under siege from nurses and environmental health practitioners (EHP) in hearings of the Public Health Act (Amendment) Bill, with the latter two arguing they perform more duties but are not recognised in managerial positions. In public hearings heard across the countr...
Nurses suspend strike amid talks 31 May 2017 HARARE - Nurses have called off demonstrations as union leaders and government open talks over bitterly-disputed contracts. This comes as the dispute between government and nurses — newly engaged and those with up to 10 years of experience — has escalated in the past days. Last week, nurses...
Health crisis looms as nurses strike 26 May 2017 HARARE - Another crisis is looming at State hospitals, after fed up nurses gave notice to the government that they would soon embark on a crippling strike — as they press for improved working conditions and the dismissal of the Health Services Board (HSB) secretariat, which they accuse of failing...
'Late nurses' salaries to cripple health sector' 20 June 2016 HARARE - The decision by the broke government to pay health sector workers their June salaries in July will cripple the health sector, health practitioners warned yesterday. While the security sector workers will receive their salaries by end of this month, nurses, doctors, as well as other he...
'Health board should lobby govt' 16 May 2016 HARARE - The Health Services Board (HSB) should convince government of the importance of care workers and ensure that they are fully capacitated, the Community Working Group (CWG) on Health has said. In an interview with the Daily News last week, CWG's executive director Itai Rusike said HSB's...
Junior doctors get new contracts 28 March 2016 HARARE - Health Services Board (HSB) has availed a new contract to junior doctors which the ministry of Health hopes will bring back “normalcy” to State health institutions. This comes as the union that represents junior doctors had escalated its dispute with the government over new contracts,...
Govt must address doctors' concerns 27 March 2016 HARARE - It is extremely disappointing that junior doctors have gone on strike after talks broke down over new contracts. Thousands of junior doctors across Zimbabwe walked out after talks with the Health Services Board (HSB) failed to reach an agreement. This full withdrawal of labour is r...
Junior doctors refuse to sign govt contracts 18 March 2016 HARARE - Junior doctors have refused to sign a government contract of employment which they claim violates women's rights and fair labour practice. The doctors petitioned Health Services Board (HSB) chairperson Lovemore Mbengeranwa, Health minister David Parirenyatwa and Health ministry permane...
'Suspended doctors breached standing rules' 10 February 2016 HARARE - The Health Services Board (HSB) said yesterday it suspended the executive of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) for inciting doctors to go on industrial action, breaching standing orders by washing dirty linen in public and relentlessly attacking the mother board. The mo...
Govt, doctors deadlocked 22 October 2014 HARARE - The Health Services Board (HSB) has said the meeting it convened with the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) last weekend was meant to straighten procedural issues and not to discuss a pay package. The HSB issued the clarification as doctors threatened to down tools on Monda...
More cash for health staff 22 March 2013 HARARE - Donors have agreed to hike allowances for top health staff in government service, an increase that has been approved by the Health Services Board (HSB). According to documents at hand, the hike was effected after a meeting held on January 24 between officials from United Nations agency U...