Zim doctors make new demands.
In a letter addressed to the HSB, ZHDA Secretary-General, Dr Mthabisi Anele Bhebhe, said many government doctors were failing to meet their day-to-day costs as salaries had been devalued by the high cost of living.
“In the core of this economic decline, it is now impossible for government doctors to address their day-to-day basic financial obligations. Imperatively, since the last meaningful salary review in March 2018, transport costs, rentals, medical aid subscriptions and prices of basic household commodities have sharply increased. The parallel market rate of the USD remains a single determent of pricing of basic commodities,” he said.
Dr Bhebhe said they signed contracts which stipulated that they shall be paid in United States dollars under the multi-currency system and that must be honoured.
“The HSB must also recall that in the work contracts that doctors signed, salaries and allowances were clearly pegged in USD. We request the HSB to abide by labour laws and honour legally binding agreements,” he said.
Dr Bhebhe said many doctors risk contracting diseases and infections while attending to patients as hospitals were not providing them with sufficient materials to protect themselves.
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