Hospitals’ situation dire
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
THE situation in hospitals across the country is dire as some maternity units are now operating without nurses who are on strike, the Zimbabwe Senior Hospitals Doctors Association (SHDA) has said.
“The situation in hospitals today is untenable. Maternity units are running without nurses. Patients are alone or with students while their relatives are limited in visiting. Nurses cannot come to work. No doctor can continue in these circumstances,” SHDA wrote on its twitter account.
“The bond money failed. What other sign do the authorities want to appreciate this money failed? We don’t want this useless money in our bank accounts again. This money is threatening us all with starvation. No to payment in RTGS money while the USD goes to … (name supplied)!”
The government reacted by offering them together with other civil servants a 50 percent salary increment and US$75 Covid-19 allowance.