The government has stated rehiring nurses below the age of 70 to take up posts left by fired nurses who were on strike recently.
Speaking to the ZBC News in Harare today, the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa said the sacking of striking nurses has created a shortage of nurses in government’s health institutions, adding that the rehiring process presents an opportunity for all trained nurses to apply.
He also said those who were fired can also apply as new employees, adding that they can approach nearest central hospital, provincial hospital and provincial medical health directorate immediately.
Dr Parirenyatwa thanked some senior nurses who did not go on strike for their commitment to duty.
The Health Service Board Vice Chairperson, Dr Paulinos Sikosana said the position taken by striking nurses, which had reached the presidium, led the government decision to fire them despite having committed to pay them $17 million.