MINISTER of State for Manicaland, Ellen Gwaradzimba, is considering offering medical doctors in Mutare residential stands while the Zanu-PF Youth League is setting up an awards ceremony to reward the province’s medical staff for not going on strike at a time their peers in Harare and Bulawayo have embarked on a job action which has now hit 90 days.
Gwaradzimba said her office commended the medical staff for remaining resolute in providing health care services to patients. She stated that as part of the engagement, a number of empowerment initiatives have been lined up to assist nurses and doctors in the province.
“As the minister of state for provincial affairs, I will consider the request to consider medical doctors and staff in the allocation of land among other empowerment initiatives. We commend senior doctors, specialist, and nurses for answering to the profession’s calling,” she said.
Zanu-PF National Youth League’s Political Commissar, Godfrey Tsenengamu, said the youth league is organising an award ceremony to honor outstanding workers in the health sector in the spirit of the positive engagement.
“We want to organise an award ceremony as the youth league to awards outstanding workers in the health profession,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zanu-PF national commissar Victor Matemadanda donated three wheelchairs and 500kg of rice for patients at Mutare Central Hospital on behalf of the ruling party.
The Defence and War veterans Affairs deputy minister said the donation comes after his visit to the hospital a few months ago where he received concerns on the need to provide wheelchairs and food to assist the health institution adding that he will continue with efforts to mobilise more resources to help the health institution.