Striking Zim doctors warned

Zimbabwean doctors and nurses demonstrate in Harare.

Zimbabwean doctors and nurses demonstrate in Harare.

HARARE - The Zimbabwean government is warning that striking junior doctors will face disciplinary action.

More than 500 junior doctors have been on strike for four weeks, demanding better salaries and working conditions.

The Health Services Board suspended them en masse last week after the labour court declared the strike illegal.

Those wishing to return will be disciplined.

READ: Zimbabwe doctors on strike

Some radiographers, senior doctors and trauma surgeons have joined the strike.

Zimbabwean doctors are some of the lowest paid in the world, with salaries as low as $100 (R1,400) a month.

In 2008, a strike by doctors collapsed the country’s health sector.

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eNCA