Zimbabwe calls in army doctors as strike goes on

Updated: Jan 21 2007, 05:30am hrs
Zimbabwe's government has called in army medical officers to staff hospitals paralysed by a doctors strike, the health minister said.

Hundreds of junior doctors and nurses have been protesting since late December to demand a wage increase of more than 8,000%a sign of the desperation caused by Zimbabwes rocketing inflation rate, now at over 1,200%. We are mobilising the army medical corps to alleviate the situation, health minister David Parirenyatwa said

Reuters / Nelson Banya