Articles tagged 'zimbabwe hospital doctors association'

'Crying' doctor suspended' 3 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) has suspended the “crying” doctor Patrick Mugoni after complaints by the association’s members over his conduct. Mugoni, on May 31, attended and addressed a Zanu PF rally in Gweru as secretary-general of ZHDA in violation of their constitut...
Doctors' allowances cut 15 May 2018 HARARE - Doctors could be headed for another showdown with government after the Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors' Association (ZHDA) claimed on Sunday that their on-call allowances awarded a month ago following a protracted 30-day-long strike had been slashed. In a statement issued on Sunday, Mxolis...
Doctors distance selves from nurses' strike 20 April 2018 HARARE - Doctors have distanced themselves from the on-going strike by nurses saying they remain in their posts, focusing on patients' welfare despite the shortage of staff caused by the stand-off. Only last month, the doctors went on a crippling industrial action that lasted 30 days and culmi...
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...
Health sector woes need urgent solution 25 March 2018 HARARE - The circus in the health sector — by far one of the most critical ones in any country — is depressing to say the least. What is surprising is that government had threatened not to pay the striking doctors. As the employer, government is entitled to its opinion but denying the doctors ...
Defiant doctors want govt to commit in writing 24 March 2018 HARARE - Striking doctors have refused to return to work despite the intervention by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, insisting government must first put its promises in writing. Mxolisi Ngwenya, spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors' Association (ZHDA), yesterday said while they...
Govt threatens striking doctors, withholds pay 22 March 2018 HARARE - Government yesterday attempted to coerce striking doctors to resume work by withholding salaries and allowances. Defiant doctors said they will not yield to the threats until government acceded to their demands for better pay and working conditions. In a circular to senior health o...
Nurses call off strike, doctors defiant 20 March 2018 HARARE - The strike by doctors yesterday entered its third week after they accused the Health Services Board (HSB) of negotiating in bad faith but nurses have pulled out of the industrial action by opting to negotiate while at work. In a statement, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (Zina) recall...
Doctors' strike continues despite govt claims 19 March 2018 HARARE - The ongoing doctors' strike which has crippled public health institutions is continuing despite claims by the Health Services Board (HSB) that a lasting solution has been found. As of yesterday, public hospitals were completely shut down. In a statement issued on Friday, the HSB sa...
Dialogue must come before unions' threats 21 January 2018 HARARE - Yesterday, the Daily News reported that the country’s medical doctors are threatening to embark on an industrial action to force government to review their on-call allowances by 50 percent, allow them to import vehicles duty free and unfreeze the recruitment of additional manpower to eas...
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...
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 ...
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' industrial action shuts hospitals 26 March 2016 HARARE - The union that represents junior doctors has dramatically escalated its dispute with the government over new contracts by announcing an all-out strike, in which even emergency cover has been withdrawn. The decision has meant that junior doctors will for the first time not staff A&E (a...
Doctors in vote to strike 3 February 2016 HARARE - Doctors in Zimbabwe are voting to stage their first “all-out” strike in a fierce pay row with the government. Doctors started casting their vote yesterday, with the majority said to be in favour of a strike. They had threatened to conduct a 24-hour strike starting February 1, provi...
We will stay at home: Nurses 4 January 2016 HARARE - Health workers say they will not go back to work until they get their salaries since they do not have bus fares. This comes after an outcry from thousands of treatment-seeking patients whose lives have been left in the hands of God after nurses and doctors failed to pitch up for work ...
Doctors, nurses' strike bites hard 4 January 2016 HARARE - The strike by doctors and nurses is beginning to bite, leaving the lives of thousands of poverty-stricken Zimbabweans in the hands of God as many health workers refuse to pitch up for work following the government's continued failure to pay them their December salaries. Harare Central...
Conflicting reports over doctors', nurses' strike 2 January 2016 HARARE - Conflicting reports surrounded day one of the planned health workers’ strike yesterday, following their rejection of government’s offer of a $1 per day transport allowance to see them through to the payment of their delayed December 2015 salaries. The nurses and doctors had threatened...
Nurses' strike: Govt orders hospitals to provide bus fare 31 December 2015 HARARE - Amid fears of a health catastrophe if nurses and doctors down tools, government has ordered all State-run hospitals to provide bus fare to the angry and frustrated health workers who are yet to be paid their December salaries and promised bonuses. Early this week, nurses and doctors w...
Death in the air as nurses strike 30 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's comatose public health sector faces a complete collapse after the country's under-appreciated nurses — who are poorly-paid and are still to get their December salaries as well as their promised end-of-year bonuses — gave notice to go on strike as from Friday this week. Heal...
No hope for Zim govt doctors 24 September 2015 HARARE - The morale of doctors working in Zimbabwe’s government hospitals has over the past few months experienced an unprecedented and exponential decline. The reasons are multifaceted and basically are inextricably intertwined to the governance and socio-economic meltdown that has engulfed Z...
Doctors, nurses' fight escalates 5 May 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Nurses Association (Zina) has scoffed at the unrestrained attack by Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), describing the remarks as not representative of the doctors’ fraternity. At the centre of the fight is $1,5 million availed this January by Treasury to cover heal...
Doctors, nurses fight over $1,5m 1 May 2015 HARARE - Doctors and nurses are on a collision course after Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) has accused Zimbabwe Nurses Association (Zina) of being petty by demanding a re-look into disbursement of $1,5 million Treasury made available recently. In a hard-hitting news release issue...
Govt, doctors clash over $300 deduction 28 December 2014 HARARE - Government has deducted $300 off doctors’ salaries for taking part in a “illegal” strike which paralysed the health sector for two weeks. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) said the development has ruined the festive mood amongst members of the fraternity. “In an unpreced...
Doctors challenge docked salaries in High Court 18 December 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean doctors are filing an urgent chamber application in the High Court challenging the deduction of cash from their meagre salaries after engaging in a two-week strike that paralysed the health sector. Through their representative board the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association...