SENIOR doctors will now be attending to more critical patients in hospitals after expanding their emergency services mode aimed at assisting stranded Zimbabweans while they continue with their strike.
The doctors downed tools last October citing incapacitation of hospitals in terms of drugs, sundries and equipment and doctors’ poor remuneration which they said does not match the high cost of living.
Although on strike they have been attending to emergency cases and the Senior Hospital Doctors Association (SHDA) executive said they have now increased their efforts by also attending to urgent cases as well.
“In a meeting of the members of the SHDA on January 20, 2020, members agreed to upscale from only offering emergency services to include the urgent cases which could not be assisted all along based on the assessments done by their executive.
“This is meant to ease the suffering of the masses who are the consumers of our services despite the lack of commitment from the ministry of Health and Child Care,” SHDA said in a statement on Monday.