Govt recruits retired nurses 

Source: Govt recruits retired nurses – DailyNews Live

STAFF WRITER      19 April 2018

HARARE – Government has begun the recruitment of retired nurses, following
the dismissal of all striking nurses on Tuesday.

In a letter addressed to all chief executive officers and provincial
medical directors by the acting secretary for Health and Child Care, the
recruitment drive is in light of a press statement issued by Vice
President Constantino Chiwenga in which he fired all nurses that had
withheld their labour demanding better salaries and working conditions.

“You are required to recruit nurses to cover the gaps created by the
nurses who were summarily discharged. Please ensure that your relevant
teams are in place to facilitate the recruitment and assumption of duty
with effect from 18 April by retired and unemployed nurses.

“Should any retired nurses report at your offices, you can recruit up to
the maximum number… as you await a final deployment list to be sent
before mid-day. Please note that the recruitment is meant to replace those
who have been summarily dismissed. Any nurses who were expected off duty
on the 16th and 17th and did not report as instructed are deemed to have
been summarily dismissed,” the letter reads.