Medical doctors in Zimbabwe are not happy with their remuneration. The doctors are crying foul after they received their monthly salaries for September of just ZWL$9 500. This amount translates to approximately US$80 or ZAR1 360.
These figures did not go down well with some medical doctors who took to social media to share their plight, questioning how the government expected to last a whole month with such paltry salaries.
Some of the doctors who took to social media warned of an inevitable brain drain, saying that they had no option but to leave the country if they are to live decent lives, befitting their education and skills.
One doctor wrote,
A WHOLE DOCTOR BEING GIVEN SUCH A PALTRY FIGURE AS SALARY. At today’s rate that’s about USD80 or R1 360. How do we even survive til the next ‘pay’ day?? Leaving this country is inevitable.
Another doctor also wrote,
NBS Account ending 001 has been credited with $9,067.10 on 14 Sep 2020 Ref. No. S*****00343 Paynet Credit. Available balance is
Mashura akaboiliswa. this is what the gvt deposited in my account as sarari [salary] … @MthuliNcube you are evil