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Govt threatens striking doctors

by Staff Reporter
21 Oct 2019 at 22:13hrs | Views
The Government say it will haul striking doctors before disciplinary hearings for "absenting" themselves from work in what it calls an illegal strike. 

Doctors downed tools more than 50 days ago citing poor remuneration and working conditions. In a post cabinet briefing on Monday evening, Higher Education minister Professor Amon Murwira said the action against doctors has been necessitated by a court ruling that judged the job action illegal. 

"As a result of this intransigence by doctors, health service provision at most of our central hospitals remains severely constrained thus putting the lives of innocent patients at risk," said Murwira. 

He accused doctors of spurning government efforts to reach a settlement as the health workers are pursuing a hidden political agenda.

Source - Byo24news