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HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 28, 2019) (REUTERS) HOSPITAL EXTERIOR, AMBULANCE TRUCK PARKED OUTSIDE TWO PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN TURNED AWAY FROM THE HOSPITAL WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Shona) PATIENT SUFFERING FROM ARTHRITIS, JANET MARISA, SAYING: "We came here this afternoon, we are both unwell but were told that there are no doctors." HOSPITAL ENTRANCE (SOUNDBITE) (Shona) PATIENT SUFFERING FROM ARTHRITIS, JANET MARISA, SAYING: "We do not want to have to go back without treatment, we have no money for transport. We just heard that the doctors have been fired. We cannot afford to come back again. We are struggling, money is hard to come by." HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 29, 2019) (REUTERS) INJURED PATIENT ON A WHEELCHAIR LEAVING THE HOSPITAL WITH HIS RELATIVE AFTER BEING TURNED AWAY INJURED LEG (SOUNDBITE) (Shona) INJURED PATIENT, EDMORE SHOKO, SAYING: "I am in pain with this situation because I came here to be treated but they are telling me that they can't treat my leg because there are no doctors who can treat my leg. I don't come daily because the leg is painful and then they don't dress my leg yet I came to get my leg dressed." INJURED PATIENT ON A WHEELCHAIR BEING PUSHED BY RELATIVE (SOUNDBITE) (Shona) DISTRESSED FATHER OF A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY, TIGERE MAKANI, SAYING: "I am so hurt by this situation because my son needs to be treated with the problem that he suffers from, cerebral palsy and epilepsy, so if there are no doctors, I struggle to carry him because he is grown up. I need to get the treatment once I bring him to the hospital rather than for me to come to and forth for nothing." AMBULANCE DRIVING INTO THE HOSPITAL HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 28, 2019) (REUTERS) EMPTY HOSPITAL CORRIDOR/PATIENT LAYING ON A HOSPITAL BED HOSPITAL CLEANER WALKING THROUGH THE CORRIDOR NURSE WORKING PEOPLE WALKING IN THE CORRIDOR STATE DOCTOR, TAWANDA ZVAKADE TALKING TO A JOURNALIST (SOUNDBITE) (English) STATE DOCTOR, TAWANDA ZVAKADE, SAYING: "Our grievances are not just in terms of our remuneration but it's our main grievance with the employer at the moment; but we also advocating for our government hospital patients to say that our tools of trade are now obsolete and there is lack of sundries, lack of drugs, so all these things need the employer to look into them but the main issue is the issue of remuneration." PEOPLE WALKING VARIOUS OF TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIANS ON STREET

Patients Turned Away As Fired Zimbabwe Doctors Reject Offer To Return

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By: Reuters

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