Zim’s new Health Services Law puts Citizens in Danger

THE Zimbabwean government believes that doctors and nurses share the blame for the country’s declining healthcare. Health workers in the country frequently embark on strike action because of poor health infrastructure and pay. Lawmakers have amended the health services law to address the incessant work boycotts by the country’s health workers.

The amendment criminalises any strike action by health workers that lasts longer than three days. The new law does not only seem ineffectual; the draconian law will further destroy the country’s healthcare. More doctors and nurses dissatisfied with the new law will leave the country. The brain drain in the country’s health sector will worsen, and ultimately Zimbabweans will be at the receiving end……

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