Government negotiating in bad faith: Zimbabwe doctors

Harare-Representatives of striking medical doctors have accused the Zimbabwe government of negotiating in bad faith saying it is a clear sign the government does not care about the healthcare system of the country.

This was said by Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association’s (ZHDA) representative Tapiwa Mungofa.

“In doing so we maintain that we have not committed any crime by being broke. We eagerly wait to see how this move which defies all common sense will serve as a solution the already strained healthcare system” Mungofa said “Nothing has been done to improve the welfare of doctors and hospitals working environments therefore doctors nationwide remain incapacitated”

The doctors have been on strike for two months now citing poor working conditions as well as low salaries. On Tuesday the Government fired more than 70 doctors after they failed to report for work.

Meanwhile Harare City council nurses have downed tools citing poor wages. This has put the health system on the brink as council clinics had been sustaining the sad situation.

Zimbabwe is currently experiencing one of the worst health crisis in a decade.

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