Medical Doctors in Zimbabwe have been on strike for 3 months. The doctors are protesting against poor salary and poor working conditions.
After 3 months of strike and medical neglect to Zimbabweans, some of the doctors are back to work following HigherLife Foundation initiative to assist government towards payment of doctors salaries.
HigherLife Foundation chief executive officer, Dr Kennedy Mubaiwa made this confirmation at the launch of Support Our Hospitals Initiative. He also made it known that two-third of the 362 doctors that are at work, from hospitals in Harare.
“Out of the 365 that applied, 362 are now in the fellowship and 90 percent of those are now reporting for work. A third of them are from Bulawayo and a few from Masvingo and Chinhoyi then the rest are from Harare, that is Parirenyatwa, Harare and Chitungwiza hospitals,” said Dr Mubaiwa.
Support Our Hospitals Initiative is aimed at people who can assist and help in providing the much-needed services to hospitals.
“Support our Hospitals initiative, we are calling Zimbabweans as individuals, we calling on businesses, cooperates, we calling on anyone who is in Zimbabwe to say come and join us to help our health institutions to have basic starter packs for doctors,” said Mubaiwa.
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Group CEO, Douglas Mboweni outlined some of the basic services that they are providing to the doctors and hospitals.
“As apart of the initiative, we are providing free Vaya and free water delivery to the hospitals. We are also giving ZWL $10 Million to the fund and smartphones worth ZWL $1,5 Million. We are also offering solar power to selected hospitals plus free WiFi,” said Mboweni.
Culled from www.263chat.com