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Zimbabwe:Windfall for Health Workers

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Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Health Reporter

Government has honoured its commitment to pay health workers their dues amounting to at least $12 million, a majority of which emanated from improper grading since 2010. This is part of the $17 million availed by Government last month to quell doctors' and nurses' strikes.

Government has also recently-introduced stand-by allowance for nurses working in rural healthcare facilities. The allowances are $360 and a night duty allowance of $360 a month for all other nurses, all of which have been backdated to April 2018.

The standby allowance was recently reviewed upwards from $70 a month.

This latest development will see some nurses going home with up to

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