Zim President makes U-turn, re-hires fired nurses


The government of Zimbabwe over the weekend rescinded its decision and rehired striking nurses they had fired last weeks.
The government also added more health practitioners to the workforce of the country’s health institutions.
The Health Services Board (HSB) fired nearly 6,000 nurses last week, but Government has since resolved to re-engage them and also hire more.
The disgruntled medical practitioners were issued with dismissal letters after they declined the instruction by the Board to resume at their duty posts, even though their employer had acceded to their demands and made available a little over $17 million for their allowances.
Authorities at hospitals in Bulawayo yesterday said the re-engagement of the fired nurses came as a relief as they had shut down some of their departments due to the absence of nurses.
They also thanked Government for giving them the green light to employ more nurses.


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