There has been no strike related death – Dr Kasonde

Dr Joseph Kasonde
Health Minister Joseph Kasonde says there has been no death recorded so far as a result of the strike action by nurses in some parts of the country.

Dr Kasonde has however, told Parliament in a ministerial statement today that there is need not to add to the possibility of people dying as a result of the strike by nurses and other health workers.

He has also maintained that the strike action by the nurses is illegal as no industrial dispute has been declared by any of the nurses unions.

The Health Minister has also disclosed that the Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) is currently engaging the Public Service Management Division to rectify the anomalies in the salaries which have seen some nurses receiving a 1.1% salary increment instead of 4%.