Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Nurses Day, a day set aside to introspect on the challenges and developments of the health care givers.
The celebrations come after government has given the nod for the recruitment of 2000 nurses to fill vacancies that had been created countrywide as a result of a freeze that was effected some years back.
In his key note address at the celebrations in Bulawayo, the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa said government is committed to improve the living conditions for nurses with the slashing of rentals at government houses underway.
He said government is also considering incorporating nurses in influential positions in the ministry in recognition of their dedication.
This year’s celebrations are being held under the theme: ‘Nurses: A Voice To Lead – Achieving The Sustainable Development Goals’.