“Karanda is probably seen as the port of last hope for some people who have failed to access services elsewhere in the country. As you can see by the queues, some people may wait for three days to get seen by a doctor."
"An offer that we consider meaningful is to have our on-call allowance being reviewed at the current interbank rate for that month. So this will take the figures, say today’s interbank rate is at 14, we would have our on-call allowance at 16,800 RTGS from the current 2,400."
"... A concession was made by counsel for the Health Service Board to say that indeed doctors are incapacitated but they should go back to work anyway because other civil servants are doing so ..."
“In terms of the labor law that governs health worker employees, if they are not at work for more than five days we have to take the legal action in terms of the Labor Act and the Minister of Public Service, Labor and Social Welfare has already issued a show cause order ..."
An untold number of Zimbabweans have been turned away from public medical facilities since September 3, when just more than 500 junior doctors, paid less than $200 a month, went on strike, demanding better wages as well as equipment and supplies for treating patients.
Dr. Paulinus Sikosana, who chairs the Health Services Board, acknowledged the doctors’ concerns, but appealed to the doctors to continue working for the sake of their patients, while government tries to address their concerns.