Zimbabwe Doctors Back at Work After 40-Day Strike


All doctors who had withdrawn their labour from Government hospitals have now returned to work. This follows an announcement by their association yesterday calling off the 40-day industrial action. A survey of central hospitals — Harare, Parirenyatwa, Chitungwiza, Mpilo and United Bulawayo Hospitals — by The Herald, confirmed that doctors who took part in the illegal strike had returned to work although a majority of them were still undergoing scheduled disciplinary hearings.

In some instances, the doctors were advised to proceed to their workstations before the hearings as tribunals were overwhelmed by the high number of returnees presenting themselves for the hearings.

Senior doctors, who had stopped reporting for work in solidarity with their juniors, have also resumed work.

Hospitals have also started admitting patients, while in their casualty and outpatient departments, the situation was returning to normal.

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