Soldiers supervising student nurses as doctors strike continues

Tererai Karimakwenda, SW Radio Africa, January 9, 2007 The situation at Zimbabwe’s hospitals has continued to deteriorate as the authorities take their time responding to demands made by the country’s striking junior doctors. There have been reports that senior doctors and nurses had joined in the strike action, but president of the Hospital Doctors Association Dr. Kudakwashe Nyamutukwa told us Tuesday that this was not correct. He said consultants and nurses were still working at all main hospitals. But the nurses at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo were contemplating going on strike because they could no longer afford the basic transportation costs. ... Soldiers