Articles tagged 'patients'

No pay for striking doctors 1 February 2019 HARARE – Government has said it will not pay doctors for the days they were absent at their work stations during the 40-day long industrial action which started early in December and ended at the start of last month. The Heath Services Board told the Daily News that government will only pay th...
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...
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...
Concern over numbers detained after treatment 23 December 2016 HARARE - Parliament has said the widespread practice of detaining poor people for unpaid medical bills was not government policy. Deputy minister of Health and Child Care, Aldrin Musiiwa, said hospitals must change their practices. “It is not government policy that people who have been atte...