Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

Doctors in Zimbabwe ‘sending patients away to die’ as drug shortages bite

Senior doctors go on strike as president is warned that lack of medicine could lead to collapse of emergency services

A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe entered its second day on Wednesday with health workers claiming patients in the biggest state hospital are dying due to a lack of drugs and medical supplies.

Dozens of doctors picketed outside Parirenyatwa hospital demanding improvements and claiming government promises to improve the health service had come to nothing.

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