Zimbabwe Doctors End Month-Long Strike

Zimbabwe doctors have ended a month-long strike over salaries and lack of drugs in major hospitals after the government reviewed their pay, a state-owned weekly newspaper reported Sunday.

“Doctors at Zimbabwe’s public hospitals have ended their industrial action,” the Sunday Mail reported, saying President Emmerson Mnangagwa “was central to thrashing out the resolution.”

The strike had crippled major hospitals with patients being turned away.

The paper said the government had increased the doctors’ on-call and night allowances.

Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a downturn for nearly two decades and banks have been running out of banknotes for more than a year.

Teachers at public schools last week threatened to go on strike if their salaries are not increased.

Mnangagwa, who came to power in November after the fall of Robert Mugabe, has vowed to attract foreign investment and revive the country’s ailing economy to improve funding of public services.


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