STRIKE: Over 1000 Deaths Recorded As Mozambique Health Workers Go On Strike

STRIKE Over 1000 Deaths Recorded As Mozambique Health Workers Go On Strike
STRIKE Over 1000 Deaths Recorded As Mozambique Health Workers Go On Strike

In a grave development, Mozambique’s ongoing strike by health workers has been tied to the deaths of over 1,000 individuals, union leader Anselmo Muchave reports. The industrial action, which affects approximately 50,000 health personnel, comes as workers push for improved conditions.

The strike, sparked three weeks earlier by unsuccessful negotiations with the government, sees the involvement of the Association of United Health Professionals of Mozambique (APSUSM).

The substantial loss of life has primarily been in the provinces of Inhambane and Sofala, areas that are notably underserved by medical doctors.

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Workers on strike span various roles within the healthcare sector, including nurses, psychologists, and even non-medical staff like drivers and janitors. They bring attention to critical shortages ranging from surgical supplies to fuel for ambulances.

The Ministry of Health has yet to issue a statement on the current crisis. Past interactions have seen the ministry accusing the APSUSM of overstating the issues, casting a shadow of doubt over the reported death toll, which remains unconfirmed at the time of publication.

SOURCE: BBC

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