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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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    Nurses ‘reluctant’ to take vaccine

    MEDICAL workers have been reluctant to take Covid-19 vaccinations in Zimbabwe, the nurses’ union said Friday, citing a lack of clarity over whether it protects against a virus variant that emerged in neighbouring South Africa. Zimbabwe started its innoculation campaign on February 18 with doses developed by China’s Sinopharm, becoming the first nation in southern Africa to administer the vaccine.…

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