Mpilo Hospital Doctors’ in Bulawayo has joined the doctors’ incapacitation strike. Mpilo doctors have been working all along.
In a letter directed to the hospital’s Clinical-Director doctors said they cannot be able to report for duty due to the sharp rise of the cost of living.
“We do hereby collectively write this letter to your office to inform you of our dire situation. We have diligently continued to do our duties despite barely making ends meet. The sharp rise in cost of living has left us in a situation where our latest remuneration for the month of October is unable to meet the basic life essentials,”
“As a result our ability to skate through as before and report for duty has been eroded. It is regrettable that the situation has come to this. As a result we will not be able to report for duty or cover the calls as stated on the duty roaster from now going forward,”
Doctors have been on strike for more than a month, demanding government to pay them equivalent to the United States dollar salaries in local currency