Striking nurses refuse “poverty wages”

Zimbabwean, November 6, 2008 Harare - Zimbabwe’s public hospitals are discharging patients and closing wards because of a nationwide nurses' strike that has deepened the crisis in under-funded state hospitals. The strike comes amid a go-slow by senior doctors and full strike action by junior and middle-level doctors. A news crew from The Zimbabwean visited the city's two largest public hospitals -Harare and Parirenyetwa - and found that new patients were being turned away and outpatient departments were being closed. Some wards at the hospitals were empty ... Striking