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Striking Doctors In Nigeria Demand COVID-19 PPE, Hazard Pay

Striking Doctors In Nigeria Demand COVID-19 PPE, Hazard Pay

A Nigerian doctors union is demanding that the government provide members with more personal protective equipment and hazard pay in treating patients infected with COVID-19, or they will escalate a strike that began Monday, its leader said. Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, president of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, said union members now caring for patients […]

Doctors In Zimbabwe Launch Crowd Funding Initiative To Replace Salaries

Doctors In Zimbabwe Launch Crowd Funding Initiative To Replace Salaries

Striking doctors have set up a crowd funding initiative appealing for donations from the public after government denied them their October salaries. The health workers, who are pressing on with their job action which commenced over six weeks ago, on Thursday launched the initiative that they said will go some way to help the desperate […]

Judge Wasilwa Orders KMPDU Chiefs To Serve A Month In Jail

Judge Wasilwa Orders KMPDU Chiefs To Serve A Month In Jail

The labour court has jailed officials of the doctors’ union for contempt. Judge Hellen Wasilwa on Monday lifted the suspension on the one-month sentence she had imposed on the officials when they failed to comply with the court’s conditions. She had asked top chiefs of Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Unions (KMPDU) to call […]

Govt Extends Period For Handling Doctors Strike From 60 to 90 Days

Govt Extends Period For Handling Doctors Strike From 60 to 90 Days

The government has extended the time for resolving the doctors’ labour dispute from 60 to 90 days in a move seeking to compel the medics to end the ongoing strike. According to an advert in the local dailies, should the doctors accept the Ministry of Health’s return to work formula, it should be concluded by […]

Striking Medics Dismissed From Northern Sudan Hospital

Striking Medics Dismissed From Northern Sudan Hospital

 An academic hospital in northern Sudan has dismissed eighteen lab technicians who participated in a strike staged against the deteriorating working environment. Ten others were stopped from entering the hospital. Doctors of the Meck Nimir hospital in Shendi, River Nile, have denounced the dismissal of their colleagues. The stated that their demands are legit and […]