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Zim government further reviews health allowances

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Paidamoyo Chipunza

Zimbabwe’s government has reviewed health sector specific allowances by a further 40 percent from the initial 60 percent with effect from October 1, 2019.

This latest revision will see junior doctors pocketing RTGS$2,400 for on-call allowances up from RTGS$1,200 initially offered.

Nurses will also get RTGS$720 for either night duty, standby or callout allowances up from the previous RTGS$360.

These allowances are in addition to other health sector specific allowances that include locum rates, initial uniform grant, initial uniform allowance, out of residence allowance and psychiatric allowances, which were reviewed last Friday, each by at least 100 percent.

Although the Health Services Board could not immediately confirm the new take home salary for health workers, chairperson Dr Paulinus Sikosana yesterday said this latest review brings the new adjustment on health specific allowances to 100 percent.

In September, Government awarded civil servants including health workers Cost of Living Adjustment of between 55 and 76 percent, which was awarded on a sliding scale.