Articles tagged 'nurses'

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...
Govt recruits retired nurses 19 April 2018 HARARE - Government has begun the recruitment of retired nurses, following the dismissal of all striking nurses on Tuesday. In a letter addressed to all chief executive officers and provincial medical directors by the acting secretary for Health and Child Care, the recruitment drive is in ligh...
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. [...
Govt fires striking nurses 18 April 2018 HARARE – Government has with immediate effect fired all striking nurses who did not heed its order to return to work, arguing the action was politically motivated and had nothing to do with conditions of service. In a statement last night, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said: “What mak...
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...
Civil servants demand raise 18 January 2018 HARARE - The continued rise in the cost of living is creating serious challenges for the new government which is now faced with fresh demands from civil servants for massive salary adjustments in line with the increase in the breadline. Unions told the Daily News this week that public workers ...
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 ...
Nurses down tools, fight for poor patients 2 December 2017 HARARE – Scores of Chitungwiza Central Hospital nurses yesterday downed tools to demonstrate over the plight of patients who they said are paying the ultimate price for the hospital's “outrageous want of money”. The nurses, temporarily brought business to a halt at one of the country's revered...
Senior nurses give strike notice 26 August 2017 HARARE - Nurse managers have given the Health Services Board (HSB) notice of a possible strike, they said at a meeting yesterday. Zimbabwe Nurses Association said a strike could begin as early as September 8. Zina secretary-general Enoch Dongo told the Daily News that the nurses’ grievances...
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...
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...
Nurses' militancy is deep-rooted 27 May 2017 HARARE - Although the lantern of Florence Nightingale has long dimmed, many of the obscure illusions it dissipated are still flickering in the minds of senior health officials. The obsolete reading of nursing as a flaccid, vocational duty has been cruelly exposed with the ongoing national stri...
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...
Health workers demand voting facilities 8 May 2017 HARARE - Ahead of next year's elections, the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (Zadhr) wants government to set up polling stations at hospitals to enable on duty medical practitioners to vote. In a petition to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), the body mandated with runni...
'Pharmacies inflating drugs prices' 15 March 2017 HARARE - Pharmacies are inflating the prices of drugs particularly those for diabetes, making them unaffordable for most patients, the Zimbabwe Diabetic Association (ZDA) has said. Appealing to government through health advisor to President Robert Mugabe and Cabinet Timothy Stamps, the associa...
Minister's 'joke' sparks controversy 13 March 2017 HARARE - Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa's witticism on Friday sparked controversy when he appealed to struggling farmers in hunger-torn Muzarabani District to feed the underpaid nurses as a form of improving good relations. The statement made in jest flew in the face of an a...
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 ...
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 ...