Senior Hospital Doctors Association (SHDA)

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    Chiwenga instills order, discipline in long-troubled health sector

    ZIMBABWE Government wants to outlaw industrial action by health workers through amendments to the Health Services Act, as Health and Child Care Minister Constantino Chiwenga asserts his military-style authority in a sector that only last year threatened to throw the nation into turmoil. Chiwenga, a former commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, is also the State Vice President but was…

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    New law bars doctors, nurses from strike… Offenders face 3 years in jail

    GOVERNMENT has gazetted a law that prohibits doctors and nurses working in public health institutions from going on strike for an uninterrupted period spanning more than three days. In addition, all medical professionals will be required by law to provide care to patients in a medical emergency or needing critical or intensive care during a legal collective job action. Any…

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    Chiwenga tightens screws on doctors

    Doctors, most of them mulling leaving the country when lockdown restrictions are lifted, have been on successive job actions for better salaries in the last 12 months. According to new requirements viewed as a manoeuvre to block a possible mass exodus, the doctors wanting to go outside the country will now be required to pay US$200 upfront for a clearance…

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