Nurses down tools

Nurses at the Roman Catholic run Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo last week downed tools in protest over low wages - demanding that their salaries be upped to Z$3.5 million a month from $600 000.
"The Hospital is looking at the grievances and we hope by this afternoon they would have resumed d

uties,” said Sister Maureen Jameson, the Hospital Administrator.
Zimbabwe’s health sector has been one of the victims of the country’s unprecedented economic decline where inflation recently touched 3700%.
Health experts blame a serious shortage of foreign currency for the lack of resources and medicines that has plagued the health sector over years created by gross under-funding and mismanagement of the economy.
At the same time, medical practitioners have on numerous occasions downed stethoscopes in protest over bad working conditions and poor salaries, and many have left the country for greener pastures. – CAJ News

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