Doctors' Bid to Get Paid in ForEx Rejected

Synodia Bhasera, Financial Gazette (Harare), January 17, 2008 Harare -
The government has rejected demands by doctors to be paid in foreign
currency, saying such a move was illegal. Sources involved in talks
between the Ministry of Health and striking state doctors said health
professionals had proposed that they should be paid in foreign
currency. ... Doctors working at state hospitals have since last year
gone on strike frequently to press for better salaries and working
conditions. At one time, the government resorted to roping in army
health personnel to fill the gap left by striking doctors and nurses,
but they could not cope with the large number of patients seeking care.
... Doctors