81 doctors have been dismissed for snubbing a hearing between the government and the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association(ZHDA). Doctors have been on strike for close to two months due to incapacitation. Currently a doctor earns, on average, an equivalent of US$80 per month.
Earlier, in the month government made a call for doctors to return to work and threatened to fire all those who continued to participate in the strike. Doctors did not heed the call and when they decided to abscond the hearing set out by the government they were fired. A heartless tweet was also published by the Ministry of Information saying “Zvanzwa butter zvima Doctor izvozvo . Let those killer doctors go and work for the equally satanic @usembassyharare we don’t want any heartless doctors near our hospitals. Good riddance!”