Health workers in Zimbabwe strike, demand to be paid in US ($) dollars

The 131.7% inflation rate in Zimbabwe that has caused the country’s local currency to slamp has also seen health workers down their tools after rejecting a 100% salary increase.

Zimbabwean health practitioners instead are demanding that they are paid their salaries in US dollars citing that the country’s currency has been rendered valueless due to the biting inflation that has seen many citizens deplete their savings over the years.

They warned that many lives could be lost if the government fails to meet their demands on time.

Hospital room. Photo file
Hospital room. Photo file

According to Routers, majority of health workers were being paid 20000 Zimbabwean Dollars ($53) a month with the Nurses Association calling the salaries ‘pathetic.’

Zimbabwe started experiencing economic crisis since the late president Mugabe was in office. The current leader president Emerson Mnangangwa has been struggling to salvage the situation

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