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University of Zimbabwe under fire over junior doctors

by Mandla Ndlovu
12 Nov 2019 at 08:37hrs | Views
The government of Zimbabwe has forced the junior doctors to sit for exams after they signified that they want them to be postponed because they did not learn enough to sit for them.

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association has issued a statement condemning the move by the government through the University of Zimbabwe to force the junior doctors.

Read the full statement below

We have been following closely the developments concerning the training of medical students. They are being forced to sit for exams they have not received enough teaching on. We believe this is a well thought out move by GVT to fast track the release of our juniors into the field

The juniors last week stressed that they had not received enough training due to the ongoing impasee which has resulted in them not having seniors to teach them and patients to learn from.Sitting for exams under this situation goes against the University of Zimbabwe regulations.

This also affects the credibility of the degree programme, the quality of doctors produced and subsequently the quality of care provided to the patients.

We Urge all the responsible authorities, including MDPCZ and UZ to safe guard the profession and the general safety of the public as it is evident that the silent genocide is being escalated!

Source - Byo24News