Eddie Cross Says Firing Of Striking Doctors Was "Stupid"

4 years agoSun, 17 Nov 2019 14:17:13 GMT
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Eddie Cross Says Firing Of Striking Doctors Was "Stupid"

Former opposition MDC legislator for Bulawayo South, Eddie Cross has said that the government’s decision to dismiss striking doctors was ill-thought.

Mr Cross said that it took the government of Zimbabwe thousands of dollars and over a decade of investment in the human capital and other countries will gladly jump at the opportunity to hire them. He said:

Our medical training has always been world-class. Why? I do not know, but our doctors and nurses find ready acceptance outside the country.

Just yesterday (Wednesday), I saw a BBC programme on that country’s National Health Service, where the commentator was saying they have 100 000 vacancies which they cannot fill and arguing for a priority immigration policy — made for Zimbabwe!

Cross added that the doctors did nothing wrong by asking for a sustainable salary and better working conditions saying that everyone would do the same under the prevailing circumstances.

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His remarks come when health caregivers in public health institutions are on industrial action that was initiated on the 3rd of September this year by junior and middle-level doctors who are saying that they are incapacitated to report for duty.

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