Zimbabwean patients stranded as nurses strike

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HARARE - During the nurses' demonstration at one of the country biggest Health facilities, Parirenyatwa Hospital in the capital Harare, patients who needed help were left sitting outside.

They included victims with serious injuries. Some say they even lost their relatives due to the strike.

Accident victims were also stranded outside the hospital.

Zimbabwe Nurses Association leader Enock Dongo says authorities are to blame for the crisis in hospitals.

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He says association members simply want better remuneration.

Zimbabwe Public Service Minister Paul Mavhima says salary negotiations are ongoing with representatives of all government workers, including health workers.

However, earning an average R800 per month, Zimbabwe's nurses are among the lowest paid in the region.

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