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Enock Dongo said : "We hear the plea for the health workers to return to work and save lives, we want to and appreciate his call but we are incapacitated. We feel neglected by all this," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 7, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “It’s a welcome development considering we had gone for a long time without a substantive minister and permanent secretary,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “If the appointment is not to raise the moral of the medical staff, then nothing will change because we do not work on intimidation. There is no way we can talk of calling off the strike without addressing the fundamental issues first, no US$ salary, no work and no PPEs no work,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It's a welcome development considering we had gone for a long time without a substantive minister and permanent secretary," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "If the appointment is not to raise the moral of the medical staff, then nothing will change because we do not work on intimidation. There is no way we can talk of calling off the strike without addressing the fundamental issues first, no US$ salary, no work and no PPEs no work," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It's a welcome development considering we had gone for a long time without a substantive minister and permanent secretary," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "If the appointment is not to raise the moral of the medical staff, then nothing will change because we do not work on intimidation. There is no way we can talk of calling off the strike without addressing the fundamental issues first, no US$ salary, no work and no PPEs no work," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “If we fail to protect the health workers, we are likely to see a total collapse of the health delivery system. Government should consider total lockdown especially, as we did in March” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Since we started the industrial action, we haven't had any meaningful discussion with Government insofar as our demands are concerned. Yes, the Government provided a platform for negotiation but they didn't bring any offer on the table. They only said our demand of salaries in USD was not feasible," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “First, he must respect our work and we will also do our part,” External link

thestandard-zw Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It is for this reason that nurses are demanding payment in the stable US (dollar) currency as at 1 October 2018 as we believe we would be able to have a certain level of dignity brought back to our lives so that we can afford basic essentials," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It is for this reason that nurses are demanding payment in the stable US (dollar) currency as at 1 October 2018 as we believe we would be able to have a certain level of dignity brought back to our lives so that we can afford basic essentials," External link

allafrica Friday, July 17, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “It is for this reason that nurses are demanding payment in the stable US (dollar) currency as at 1 October 2018 as we believe we would be able to have a certain level of dignity brought back to our lives so that we can afford basic essentials,” External link

herald Friday, July 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We did meet with Government representatives on Monday and they clearly told us that despite our request, there was no way they would pay us in US$. They also asked us to suggest a salary offer in the local currency which our members rejected," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 17, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said ( about Services Board ) : "We met with the acting Minister, his deputy, Health Services Board and other executives to discuss the ongoing strike. The ministry asked us to provide a comparative renumeration trend of other nurses which would be used to determine how much we could be offered in the local currency," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 17, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We did try to engage the Ministry on that issue and they said there were efforts to get more personal protective equipment for nurses. Our nurses were forced to work without PPEs as officials said the only available stock was for nurses dealing with confirmed cases. At the moment, student nurses are reporting for duty without PPEs and that is a human right violation," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 17, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo wrote : "Honourable minister, the above is what we mean when we say our members are earning slave wages," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 17, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “These are people, most of whom, if not all, are into private practice, just like their predecessors and they are hardly ever on the ground to lead. They come part-time, yet on paper are employed full-time, and our hospitals need committed administrators who are there on a day-to-day basis,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Our demands are very clear — we want our salaries in US dollars and graded risk allowances,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Whilst our employer does not want to address the situation directly, we have seen that it has resorted to underhand tactics meant to force the nurses to go to work,” External link

thestandard-zw Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo added ( about Services Board ) : “What is even sad is that our employer decided to pay directors at head office, provincial medical directors, clinical directors and managers at the Health Services Board payments of upward of $60 000 each this week whilst nurses got $1 200,” External link

thestandard-zw Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Whilst our employer does not want to address the situation directly, we have seen that it has resorted to underhand tactics meant to force the nurses to go to work," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo added ( about Services Board ) : "What is even sad is that our employer decided to pay directors at head office, provincial medical directors, clinical directors and managers at the Health Services Board payments of upward of $60 000 each this week whilst nurses got $1 200," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Whilst our employer does not want to address the situation directly, we have seen that it has resorted to underhand tactics meant to force the nurses to go to work," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo added ( about Services Board ) : "What is even sad is that our employer decided to pay directors at head office, provincial medical directors, clinical directors and managers at the Health Services Board payments of upward of $60 000 each this week whilst nurses got $1 200," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo warned : “We cannot afford that. Let us fully lock down the country and start doing mass testing and massive contact tracing, otherwise we will perish,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 10, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “At Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, we hear that some nurses are being threatened by authorities that they will evict them from hospital accommodation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, July 6, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “This is a clear sign that nurses are being victimised and we say this must stop,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, July 6, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “From other hospitals across the country, we are receiving reports that some politicians are threatening nurses that they will fire them if they continue with the strike, while claiming they are being used by the opposition party. This is a clear sign that nurses are being victimised and this must stop,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are working with no proper or regular PPE but are highest at risk of the pandemic. At times, basic necessities such as water are not available… How do we protect ourselves? We also have families. Our salaries should be paid in a stable currency, the US dollar. We are unable to survive. Until issues are addressed, you’re likely going to see the boycott unrelenting across the country” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 3, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo told : "We are very much worried with the conditions where our nurses are quarantined. We are not pleased as the government is turning a blind eye on the need to make sure they create a conducive environment for the nurses who contracted the disease while on duty," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo told : “We are very much worried with the conditions where our nurses are quarantined. We are not pleased as the government is turning a blind eye on the need to make sure they create a conducive environment for the nurses who contracted the disease while on duty,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo added : "The government does not care about Zimbabwe. People are dying in hospitals, with some being returned home without treatment and the government is not taking any action which just shows that they do not care about the health and well-being of the nation. " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “This programme is aimed at ensuring that we bring affordable mealie meal to our frontline workers without the hustle,” External link

zbc Friday, June 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We really have a big challenge here because remember a few months ago, we protested against the absence of (personal protective equipment) PPE for frontline workers and this is exactly what we were trying to avoid,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “As a result, the position we reached as health workers — that is nurses, doctors at all levels, including junior, senior, consultants, and all who were represented in the meeting — is the withdrawal of services with immediate effect until our grievances have been addressed,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, June 19, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We were taken by surprise that at a time when we expected the government to increase salaries because of inflation, they decided to slash our meager earnings,” External link

aa-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We were taken by surprise that at a time when we expected the government to increase salaries because of inflation, they decided to slash our meager earnings," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "There was a slash in terms of the total package and after inquiring with Government we were told that this is due to arrears that were being paid. It was spread over four months from January. Now the four months elapsed and we are now back to reality and we always knew that would happen," "How are we going to budget with $3 500 as we are the people going to work while everyone else is on lockdown and we are not being provided with transport" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo told : “Sadc countries should work together. If governments have to feed their people from the countries where they are, then that should be done,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, May 29, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo told : “We do not have enough ventilators,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, May 29, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “With effect from tomorrow (today) nurses will be working one week in for eight hours and then two weeks out. We have new arrangements we want to reduce the number of days and hours that the nurses spend in the hospital environment,” External link

zimeye Monday, May 18, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We have for now shelved the strike because nurses will get off-days of two weeks continuously after working for five days," "That almost translates to our formula of two days a week. So, we have shelved the strike because fewer nurses will attend work at a time and avoid crowding. This also means they will use the few personal protective equipment (PPE) available," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo wrote : "Despite numerous attempts in the past week to try and find a reasonable conclusion to the attempted removal of the flexi-hours system, we find that your position has remained the same throughout," "For the avoidance of doubt, we brought an alternative solution which we are of the opinion that it preserves the health of workers and at the same time accommodates other issues we raised" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We reiterate that health workers are not prepared to risk their health by being required to attend work in large numbers and under normal conditions," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo wrote : “Despite numerous attempts in the past week to try and find a reasonable conclusion to the attempted removal of the flexi-hours system, we find that your position has remained the same throughout,” “For the avoidance of doubt, we brought an alternative solution which we are of the opinion that it preserves the health of workers and at the same time accommodates other issues we raised” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We reiterate that health workers are not prepared to risk their health by being required to attend work in large numbers and under normal conditions,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo wrote : "Despite numerous attempts in the past week to try and find a reasonable conclusion to the attempted removal of the flexi-hours system, we find that your position has remained the same throughout," "For the avoidance of doubt, we brought an alternative solution which we are of the opinion that it preserves the health of workers and at the same time accommodates other issues we raised" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We reiterate that health workers are not prepared to risk their health by being required to attend work in large numbers and under normal conditions," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Consultations are still ongoing, but nurses have already indicated their unwillingness to revert to the normal working shifts because what has been offered is not enough to meet our demands," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The nurses are now saying let us withdraw labour and collapse the health system altogether rather than go to work on empty stomachs and bear the risk of contracting the COVID-19, more so, because of lack of personal protective equipment,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The nurses are saying there is a risk of being fired for going on strike, but it is better to save their lives as well,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The nurses are now saying let us withdraw labour and collapse the health system altogether rather than go to work on empty stomachs and bear the risk of contracting the COVID-19, more so, because of lack of personal protective equipment,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The nurses are saying there is a risk of being fired for going on strike, but it is better to save their lives as well,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Government officials will be quick to point out that no health worker in the country has tested positive for the virus or is affected in one way or another. It is easy to say that but mind you, none of the essential healthcare workers have been tested so far for COVID-19,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo added : “If those nurses contract the virus, they are in a very big risk of spreading it around themselves and among patients and the only way to avoid this is to test them and be sure that none of them have contracted the virus. The challenge is that no one in government is listening to our advice,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “If the nation fails to take care of those that are in the first line of defence, it means very little care is taken about all the other people who are also likely to contract the virus. We are worried as Zina as to why government is failing to focus on those issues that concern health workers,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We have said a lot and nobody seems to be listening. Should we continue as if everything is normal. We are at a high risk of having a massive rise in the numbers of those that have the virus,” “We have to look at the spread ratios of this pandemic. If we don’t contain it at the first level and we leave nurses so exposed, they will infect others who will in turn infect others and the infection chain will continue to grow. In the end, we will have an unmanageable situation which we could have avoided had our government listened to what we tell them” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "The health workers have started receiving the monthly risk allowance as of this month's pay date. All the nurses, doctors and general hands were put at the high-risk level. Supporting staff at the hospital who are those who do not come into contact with the patients but are there at the hospital are the ones on moderate level. Those who are in the administration were graded into the low risk," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 24, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "The moment the health workers are not motivated definitely they are not going to put their maximum efforts and knowledge to come and contain the spread of Covid-19, thus this risk allowance should be reviewed upwards. We are also not happy about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at hospitals. It's like we are sending soldiers to war without guns," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 24, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The health workers have started receiving the monthly risk allowance as of this month’s pay date. All the nurses, doctors and general hands were put at the high-risk level. Supporting staff at the hospital who are those who do not come into contact with the patients but are there at the hospital are the ones on moderate level. Those who are in the administration were graded into the low risk,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are like in a war. Everyone should come up and pull resources together for the health workers in this pandemic. Going to work not knowing what will happen to our families since we are breadwinners, psychologically affects the health workers. There is a need to ensure that they are cushioned in this era,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The moment the health workers are not motivated definitely they are not going to put their maximum efforts and knowledge to come and contain the spread of Covid-19, thus this risk allowance should be reviewed upwards. We are also not happy about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at hospitals. It’s like we are sending soldiers to war without guns,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Government officials will be quick to point out that no health worker in the country has tested positive for the virus or is affected in one way or another. It is easy to say that but mind you, none of the essential healthcare workers have been tested so far for COVID-19,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo added : “If those nurses contract the virus, they are in a very big risk of spreading it around themselves and among patients and the only way to avoid this is to test them and be sure that none of them have contracted the virus. The challenge is that no one in government is listening to our advice,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “If the nation fails to take care of those that are in the first line of defence, it means very little care is taken about all the other people who are also likely to contract the virus. We are worried as Zina as to why government is failing to focus on those issues that concern health workers,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We have said a lot and nobody seems to be listening. Should we continue as if everything is normal. We are at a high risk of having a massive rise in the numbers of those that have the virus,” “We have to look at the spread ratios of this pandemic. If we don’t contain it at the first level and we leave nurses so exposed, they will infect others who will in turn infect others and the infection chain will continue to grow. In the end, we will have an unmanageable situation which we could have avoided had our government listened to what we tell them” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Government officials will be quick to point out that no health worker in the country has tested positive for the virus or is affected in one way or another. It is easy to say that but mind you, none of the essential healthcare workers have been tested so far for COVID-19," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We have said a lot and nobody seems to be listening. Should we continue as if everything is normal. We are at a high risk of having a massive rise in the numbers of those that have the virus," "We have to look at the spread ratios of this pandemic. If we don't contain it at the first level and we leave nurses so exposed, they will infect others who will in turn infect others and the infection chain will continue to grow. In the end, we will have an unmanageable situation which we could have avoided had our government listened to what we tell them" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo told : "Definitely, if the government continues to expose nurses, we have no option but to withdraw our services and isolate ourselves at home," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “There is the issue of training on Covid-19 as it is new and not known by people, including the frontliners who have layman’s knowledge of the disease, yet the public expects more from them. The government should quickly increase the number of people being trained,” “We still need more PPE (personal protective equipment). There is no institution with enough PPE. As an association, we are looking for well-wishers to provide the protective clothing so as to help stop the spread of the coronavirus” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “There is the issue of training on Covid-19 as it is new and not known by people, including the frontliners who have layman’s knowledge of the disease, yet the public expects more from them. The government should quickly increase the number of people being trained,” “We still need more PPE (personal protective equipment). There is no institution with enough PPE. As an association, we are looking for well-wishers to provide the protective clothing so as to help stop the spread of the coronavirus” External link

theindependent Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "There is the issue of training on Covid-19 as it is new and not known by people, including the frontliners who have layman's knowledge of the disease, yet the public expects more from them. The government should quickly increase the number of people being trained," "We still need more PPE (personal protective equipment). There is no institution with enough PPE. As an association, we are looking for well-wishers to provide the protective clothing so as to help stop the spread of the coronavirus" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 3, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are in the frontline of the fight against coronavirus, and it’s embarrassing when people confront us with information from the internet, and we can neither confirm or deny it,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are in the frontline of the fight against coronavirus, and it’s embarrassing when people confront us with information from the internet, and we can neither confirm or deny it,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We are in the frontline of the fight against coronavirus, and it's embarrassing when people confront us with information from the internet, and we can neither confirm or deny it," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Our concerns are genuine, the COVID-19 is a new disease and the current nurses have never learned about it. Our government is very slow in responding; the nurses have no information on the virus except reading the guidelines on social media and newspapers. We are giving the government 24 hours to address our concerns or else we will withdraw our services because we cannot put our members at risk. This is a deadly disease that needs protective measures more than anything else,” “When people fall sick, they come to the hospital and they expect us to help them, but as of now, we do not know how to handle the affected person. The pandemic has claimed thousands of lives and we are exposed on a daily basis since we do not have any protective clothing to handle the COVID-19 patients” External link

zimeye Monday, March 23, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “If nurses attend to a COVID-19 patient without protective clothing, they can be affected by the virus and after getting the virus they board a Zupco bus where they will infect other passengers and the disease spreads. So we are saying give us protective clothing before it’s too late,” External link

zimeye Monday, March 23, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “At first, we had a meeting with the government and we agreed on a three-day shift, but we, however, agreed that this would be reviewed. Nurses are getting ZWL$100 and it’s not cash it’s Real Time Gross Settlement for transport allowances for a month, but some are using ZWL$80 a day. Imagine you first having to convert that money to cash and you might end up getting ZWL$50 only which is transport for one day,” “In other words, we are actually subsidising the government. We agreed with government that we can go back to five days a week when they give us money equivalent to that we were getting in 2018. The government wants to keep the hospitals open, but they have no money” External link

newsday Monday, March 23, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Yes, we are yet to get a meaningful adjustment from the employer, but as ZINA we have also managed to negotiate for other incentives which are valuable to the profession as a whole and have long-term benefits," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Through the negotiating forum, ZINA successfully lobbied for consideration of nurses for managerial positions in the ministry's structure," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "ZINA, therefore, values the continued engagements which have reaped fruits to these and other non-monetary benefits," "We, however, note with concern that the COLA remains low ever since we started negotiations, but we will continue pushing for a meaningful offer" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Yes, we are yet to get a meaningful adjustment from the employer, but as ZINA we have also managed to negotiate for other incentives which are valuable to the profession as a whole and have long-term benefits,” External link

herald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Through the negotiating forum, ZINA successfully lobbied for consideration of nurses for managerial positions in the ministry’s structure,” External link

herald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “ZINA, therefore, values the continued engagements which have reaped fruits to these and other non-monetary benefits,” “We, however, note with concern that the COLA remains low ever since we started negotiations, but we will continue pushing for a meaningful offer” External link

herald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said ( about Apex Council ) : "Nurses are very incapacitated. As you're aware, last week there was an agreement between the Health Apex and the government on a 60 percent increment, and on that one it was clearly stated that this was not going to take nurses from incapacitation," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 11, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo added : "It's not even enough to come in (to work) three days a week. We appeal to the government to look into the issue of incapacitation and make sure nurses are capacitated to give services. When we talk of incapacitation, it's not just an issue of coming to work. When nurses are at work hungry, not able to feed their families, not able to send their children to school, even their brains are not functioning well. We need a nurse who is functioning well to give services to the population," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 11, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We feel that after consulting it will not be prudent to down tools given that we met a high powered delegation led by the President himself. Downing tools after Government has promised to review our salaries will be viewed as negotiating in bad faith," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "All health workers have agreed to issue a 14-day notice to the HSB to address the issues that were raised," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We are not asking for any increment as we approach June where government promised to adjust our salary, but we are simply saying let our salaries match with the interbank change rate," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo explained : "For example, if my salary is 800 RTGS, let us multiply that by the interbank rate of that day or month, for example if its 4,8 then my salary should be ZWL$3 840," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "For fuel, it is already happening so the same should apply to our salaries as well. Failure to do that, we are incapacitated to report for duty," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “All health workers have agreed to issue a 14-day notice to the HSB to address the issues that were raised,” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are not asking for any increment as we approach June where government promised to adjust our salary, but we are simply saying let our salaries match with the interbank change rate,” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo explained : “For example, if my salary is 800 RTGS, let us multiply that by the interbank rate of that day or month, for example if its 4,8 then my salary should be ZWL$3 840,” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “For fuel, it is already happening so the same should apply to our salaries as well. Failure to do that, we are incapacitated to report for duty,” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "All health workers have agreed to issue a 14-day notice to the HSB to address the issues that were raised," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Whenever Government promises something to the worker, they should urgently implement it not to just talk about it without action," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We urge government to engage us and make a serious offer. Our members will soon be finding it difficult to continue subsidising government by reporting for work using resources sourced from elsewhere," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We urge government to engage us and make a serious offer. Our members will soon be finding it difficult to continue subsidising government by reporting for work using resources sourced from elsewhere,” External link

newsday Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo added : "We are also engaging with other civil servants like the teachers because in January schools are going to open and we have a crisis," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 29, 2018 1:14:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are following procedures and we have had two meetings now and we are only left with one which will determine the way forward,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 28, 2018 7:34:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo added : “We are also engaging with other civil servants like the teachers because in January schools are going to open and we have a crisis,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 28, 2018 7:34:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “All civil servants are going to have a meeting with the government on Thursday,” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:01:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “All civil servants are going to have a meeting with the government on Thursday,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:18:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It is a welcome move, which is set to benefit patients. However, Government should set up a board that also has nurses and doctors whose views will be incorporated in drug and equipment procurement," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:31:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "The process of reviewing staff establishment is long overdue. Over 4 000 of our members are still roaming the streets despite having trained and qualified," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:45:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Our challenge is that we are using the 1983 establishment which does not give room for the employment of more nurses. So according to that archaic establishment, the hospitals are full. We therefore need a new nursing establishment because our population has grown over the years," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It's not possible for them to lay off nurses because there is already a critical shortage. The other problem is that no new posts are being created and the posts created through replacements are not enough to employ all the graduates," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Our challenge is that we are using the 1983 establishment which does not give room for the employment of more nurses. So according to that archaic establishment, the hospitals are full. We therefore need a new nursing establishment because our population has grown over the years," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It's not possible for them to lay off nurses because there is already a critical shortage. The other problem is that no new posts are being created and the posts created through replacements are not enough to employ all the graduates," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It is a welcome development and Government now realises the importance of the health sector. " External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “For example, anti-retroviral treatment was passed to nurses when funding had run out, even male circumcision... this has contributed to low morale among nurses,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT



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general secretary5.83%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
nurses association general secretary5.83%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
zimbabwe nurses association general secretary5.83%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
secretary general19.42%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
general17.48%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
zimbabwe nurses association secretary general13.59%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
nurses association secretary general13.59%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
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secretary-general1.94%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
zimbabwe nurses association secretary-general1.94%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
apex health council chairman0.97%EN07/03/201603/07/2016
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Enock Dongo said : "We hear the plea for the health workers to return to work and save lives, we want to and appreciate his call but we are incapacitated. We feel neglected by all this," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 7, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “It’s a welcome development considering we had gone for a long time without a substantive minister and permanent secretary,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “If the appointment is not to raise the moral of the medical staff, then nothing will change because we do not work on intimidation. There is no way we can talk of calling off the strike without addressing the fundamental issues first, no US$ salary, no work and no PPEs no work,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It's a welcome development considering we had gone for a long time without a substantive minister and permanent secretary," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "If the appointment is not to raise the moral of the medical staff, then nothing will change because we do not work on intimidation. There is no way we can talk of calling off the strike without addressing the fundamental issues first, no US$ salary, no work and no PPEs no work," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It's a welcome development considering we had gone for a long time without a substantive minister and permanent secretary," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "If the appointment is not to raise the moral of the medical staff, then nothing will change because we do not work on intimidation. There is no way we can talk of calling off the strike without addressing the fundamental issues first, no US$ salary, no work and no PPEs no work," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “If we fail to protect the health workers, we are likely to see a total collapse of the health delivery system. Government should consider total lockdown especially, as we did in March” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Since we started the industrial action, we haven't had any meaningful discussion with Government insofar as our demands are concerned. Yes, the Government provided a platform for negotiation but they didn't bring any offer on the table. They only said our demand of salaries in USD was not feasible," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “First, he must respect our work and we will also do our part,” External link

thestandard-zw Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It is for this reason that nurses are demanding payment in the stable US (dollar) currency as at 1 October 2018 as we believe we would be able to have a certain level of dignity brought back to our lives so that we can afford basic essentials," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It is for this reason that nurses are demanding payment in the stable US (dollar) currency as at 1 October 2018 as we believe we would be able to have a certain level of dignity brought back to our lives so that we can afford basic essentials," External link

allafrica Friday, July 17, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “It is for this reason that nurses are demanding payment in the stable US (dollar) currency as at 1 October 2018 as we believe we would be able to have a certain level of dignity brought back to our lives so that we can afford basic essentials,” External link

herald Friday, July 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We did meet with Government representatives on Monday and they clearly told us that despite our request, there was no way they would pay us in US$. They also asked us to suggest a salary offer in the local currency which our members rejected," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 17, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said ( about Services Board ) : "We met with the acting Minister, his deputy, Health Services Board and other executives to discuss the ongoing strike. The ministry asked us to provide a comparative renumeration trend of other nurses which would be used to determine how much we could be offered in the local currency," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 17, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We did try to engage the Ministry on that issue and they said there were efforts to get more personal protective equipment for nurses. Our nurses were forced to work without PPEs as officials said the only available stock was for nurses dealing with confirmed cases. At the moment, student nurses are reporting for duty without PPEs and that is a human right violation," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 17, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo wrote : "Honourable minister, the above is what we mean when we say our members are earning slave wages," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 17, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “These are people, most of whom, if not all, are into private practice, just like their predecessors and they are hardly ever on the ground to lead. They come part-time, yet on paper are employed full-time, and our hospitals need committed administrators who are there on a day-to-day basis,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Our demands are very clear — we want our salaries in US dollars and graded risk allowances,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Whilst our employer does not want to address the situation directly, we have seen that it has resorted to underhand tactics meant to force the nurses to go to work,” External link

thestandard-zw Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo added ( about Services Board ) : “What is even sad is that our employer decided to pay directors at head office, provincial medical directors, clinical directors and managers at the Health Services Board payments of upward of $60 000 each this week whilst nurses got $1 200,” External link

thestandard-zw Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Whilst our employer does not want to address the situation directly, we have seen that it has resorted to underhand tactics meant to force the nurses to go to work," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo added ( about Services Board ) : "What is even sad is that our employer decided to pay directors at head office, provincial medical directors, clinical directors and managers at the Health Services Board payments of upward of $60 000 each this week whilst nurses got $1 200," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Whilst our employer does not want to address the situation directly, we have seen that it has resorted to underhand tactics meant to force the nurses to go to work," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo added ( about Services Board ) : "What is even sad is that our employer decided to pay directors at head office, provincial medical directors, clinical directors and managers at the Health Services Board payments of upward of $60 000 each this week whilst nurses got $1 200," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo warned : “We cannot afford that. Let us fully lock down the country and start doing mass testing and massive contact tracing, otherwise we will perish,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 10, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “At Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, we hear that some nurses are being threatened by authorities that they will evict them from hospital accommodation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, July 6, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “This is a clear sign that nurses are being victimised and we say this must stop,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, July 6, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “From other hospitals across the country, we are receiving reports that some politicians are threatening nurses that they will fire them if they continue with the strike, while claiming they are being used by the opposition party. This is a clear sign that nurses are being victimised and this must stop,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are working with no proper or regular PPE but are highest at risk of the pandemic. At times, basic necessities such as water are not available… How do we protect ourselves? We also have families. Our salaries should be paid in a stable currency, the US dollar. We are unable to survive. Until issues are addressed, you’re likely going to see the boycott unrelenting across the country” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 3, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo told : "We are very much worried with the conditions where our nurses are quarantined. We are not pleased as the government is turning a blind eye on the need to make sure they create a conducive environment for the nurses who contracted the disease while on duty," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo told : “We are very much worried with the conditions where our nurses are quarantined. We are not pleased as the government is turning a blind eye on the need to make sure they create a conducive environment for the nurses who contracted the disease while on duty,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo added : "The government does not care about Zimbabwe. People are dying in hospitals, with some being returned home without treatment and the government is not taking any action which just shows that they do not care about the health and well-being of the nation. " External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “This programme is aimed at ensuring that we bring affordable mealie meal to our frontline workers without the hustle,” External link

zbc Friday, June 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We really have a big challenge here because remember a few months ago, we protested against the absence of (personal protective equipment) PPE for frontline workers and this is exactly what we were trying to avoid,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “As a result, the position we reached as health workers — that is nurses, doctors at all levels, including junior, senior, consultants, and all who were represented in the meeting — is the withdrawal of services with immediate effect until our grievances have been addressed,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, June 19, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We were taken by surprise that at a time when we expected the government to increase salaries because of inflation, they decided to slash our meager earnings,” External link

aa-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We were taken by surprise that at a time when we expected the government to increase salaries because of inflation, they decided to slash our meager earnings," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "There was a slash in terms of the total package and after inquiring with Government we were told that this is due to arrears that were being paid. It was spread over four months from January. Now the four months elapsed and we are now back to reality and we always knew that would happen," "How are we going to budget with $3 500 as we are the people going to work while everyone else is on lockdown and we are not being provided with transport" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo told : “Sadc countries should work together. If governments have to feed their people from the countries where they are, then that should be done,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, May 29, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo told : “We do not have enough ventilators,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, May 29, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “With effect from tomorrow (today) nurses will be working one week in for eight hours and then two weeks out. We have new arrangements we want to reduce the number of days and hours that the nurses spend in the hospital environment,” External link

zimeye Monday, May 18, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We have for now shelved the strike because nurses will get off-days of two weeks continuously after working for five days," "That almost translates to our formula of two days a week. So, we have shelved the strike because fewer nurses will attend work at a time and avoid crowding. This also means they will use the few personal protective equipment (PPE) available," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo wrote : "Despite numerous attempts in the past week to try and find a reasonable conclusion to the attempted removal of the flexi-hours system, we find that your position has remained the same throughout," "For the avoidance of doubt, we brought an alternative solution which we are of the opinion that it preserves the health of workers and at the same time accommodates other issues we raised" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We reiterate that health workers are not prepared to risk their health by being required to attend work in large numbers and under normal conditions," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo wrote : “Despite numerous attempts in the past week to try and find a reasonable conclusion to the attempted removal of the flexi-hours system, we find that your position has remained the same throughout,” “For the avoidance of doubt, we brought an alternative solution which we are of the opinion that it preserves the health of workers and at the same time accommodates other issues we raised” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We reiterate that health workers are not prepared to risk their health by being required to attend work in large numbers and under normal conditions,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo wrote : "Despite numerous attempts in the past week to try and find a reasonable conclusion to the attempted removal of the flexi-hours system, we find that your position has remained the same throughout," "For the avoidance of doubt, we brought an alternative solution which we are of the opinion that it preserves the health of workers and at the same time accommodates other issues we raised" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We reiterate that health workers are not prepared to risk their health by being required to attend work in large numbers and under normal conditions," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Consultations are still ongoing, but nurses have already indicated their unwillingness to revert to the normal working shifts because what has been offered is not enough to meet our demands," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The nurses are now saying let us withdraw labour and collapse the health system altogether rather than go to work on empty stomachs and bear the risk of contracting the COVID-19, more so, because of lack of personal protective equipment,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The nurses are saying there is a risk of being fired for going on strike, but it is better to save their lives as well,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The nurses are now saying let us withdraw labour and collapse the health system altogether rather than go to work on empty stomachs and bear the risk of contracting the COVID-19, more so, because of lack of personal protective equipment,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The nurses are saying there is a risk of being fired for going on strike, but it is better to save their lives as well,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Government officials will be quick to point out that no health worker in the country has tested positive for the virus or is affected in one way or another. It is easy to say that but mind you, none of the essential healthcare workers have been tested so far for COVID-19,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo added : “If those nurses contract the virus, they are in a very big risk of spreading it around themselves and among patients and the only way to avoid this is to test them and be sure that none of them have contracted the virus. The challenge is that no one in government is listening to our advice,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “If the nation fails to take care of those that are in the first line of defence, it means very little care is taken about all the other people who are also likely to contract the virus. We are worried as Zina as to why government is failing to focus on those issues that concern health workers,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We have said a lot and nobody seems to be listening. Should we continue as if everything is normal. We are at a high risk of having a massive rise in the numbers of those that have the virus,” “We have to look at the spread ratios of this pandemic. If we don’t contain it at the first level and we leave nurses so exposed, they will infect others who will in turn infect others and the infection chain will continue to grow. In the end, we will have an unmanageable situation which we could have avoided had our government listened to what we tell them” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "The health workers have started receiving the monthly risk allowance as of this month's pay date. All the nurses, doctors and general hands were put at the high-risk level. Supporting staff at the hospital who are those who do not come into contact with the patients but are there at the hospital are the ones on moderate level. Those who are in the administration were graded into the low risk," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 24, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "The moment the health workers are not motivated definitely they are not going to put their maximum efforts and knowledge to come and contain the spread of Covid-19, thus this risk allowance should be reviewed upwards. We are also not happy about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at hospitals. It's like we are sending soldiers to war without guns," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 24, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The health workers have started receiving the monthly risk allowance as of this month’s pay date. All the nurses, doctors and general hands were put at the high-risk level. Supporting staff at the hospital who are those who do not come into contact with the patients but are there at the hospital are the ones on moderate level. Those who are in the administration were graded into the low risk,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are like in a war. Everyone should come up and pull resources together for the health workers in this pandemic. Going to work not knowing what will happen to our families since we are breadwinners, psychologically affects the health workers. There is a need to ensure that they are cushioned in this era,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “The moment the health workers are not motivated definitely they are not going to put their maximum efforts and knowledge to come and contain the spread of Covid-19, thus this risk allowance should be reviewed upwards. We are also not happy about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at hospitals. It’s like we are sending soldiers to war without guns,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 24, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Government officials will be quick to point out that no health worker in the country has tested positive for the virus or is affected in one way or another. It is easy to say that but mind you, none of the essential healthcare workers have been tested so far for COVID-19,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo added : “If those nurses contract the virus, they are in a very big risk of spreading it around themselves and among patients and the only way to avoid this is to test them and be sure that none of them have contracted the virus. The challenge is that no one in government is listening to our advice,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “If the nation fails to take care of those that are in the first line of defence, it means very little care is taken about all the other people who are also likely to contract the virus. We are worried as Zina as to why government is failing to focus on those issues that concern health workers,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We have said a lot and nobody seems to be listening. Should we continue as if everything is normal. We are at a high risk of having a massive rise in the numbers of those that have the virus,” “We have to look at the spread ratios of this pandemic. If we don’t contain it at the first level and we leave nurses so exposed, they will infect others who will in turn infect others and the infection chain will continue to grow. In the end, we will have an unmanageable situation which we could have avoided had our government listened to what we tell them” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Government officials will be quick to point out that no health worker in the country has tested positive for the virus or is affected in one way or another. It is easy to say that but mind you, none of the essential healthcare workers have been tested so far for COVID-19," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We have said a lot and nobody seems to be listening. Should we continue as if everything is normal. We are at a high risk of having a massive rise in the numbers of those that have the virus," "We have to look at the spread ratios of this pandemic. If we don't contain it at the first level and we leave nurses so exposed, they will infect others who will in turn infect others and the infection chain will continue to grow. In the end, we will have an unmanageable situation which we could have avoided had our government listened to what we tell them" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo told : "Definitely, if the government continues to expose nurses, we have no option but to withdraw our services and isolate ourselves at home," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “There is the issue of training on Covid-19 as it is new and not known by people, including the frontliners who have layman’s knowledge of the disease, yet the public expects more from them. The government should quickly increase the number of people being trained,” “We still need more PPE (personal protective equipment). There is no institution with enough PPE. As an association, we are looking for well-wishers to provide the protective clothing so as to help stop the spread of the coronavirus” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “There is the issue of training on Covid-19 as it is new and not known by people, including the frontliners who have layman’s knowledge of the disease, yet the public expects more from them. The government should quickly increase the number of people being trained,” “We still need more PPE (personal protective equipment). There is no institution with enough PPE. As an association, we are looking for well-wishers to provide the protective clothing so as to help stop the spread of the coronavirus” External link

theindependent Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "There is the issue of training on Covid-19 as it is new and not known by people, including the frontliners who have layman's knowledge of the disease, yet the public expects more from them. The government should quickly increase the number of people being trained," "We still need more PPE (personal protective equipment). There is no institution with enough PPE. As an association, we are looking for well-wishers to provide the protective clothing so as to help stop the spread of the coronavirus" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 3, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are in the frontline of the fight against coronavirus, and it’s embarrassing when people confront us with information from the internet, and we can neither confirm or deny it,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are in the frontline of the fight against coronavirus, and it’s embarrassing when people confront us with information from the internet, and we can neither confirm or deny it,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We are in the frontline of the fight against coronavirus, and it's embarrassing when people confront us with information from the internet, and we can neither confirm or deny it," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Our concerns are genuine, the COVID-19 is a new disease and the current nurses have never learned about it. Our government is very slow in responding; the nurses have no information on the virus except reading the guidelines on social media and newspapers. We are giving the government 24 hours to address our concerns or else we will withdraw our services because we cannot put our members at risk. This is a deadly disease that needs protective measures more than anything else,” “When people fall sick, they come to the hospital and they expect us to help them, but as of now, we do not know how to handle the affected person. The pandemic has claimed thousands of lives and we are exposed on a daily basis since we do not have any protective clothing to handle the COVID-19 patients” External link

zimeye Monday, March 23, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “If nurses attend to a COVID-19 patient without protective clothing, they can be affected by the virus and after getting the virus they board a Zupco bus where they will infect other passengers and the disease spreads. So we are saying give us protective clothing before it’s too late,” External link

zimeye Monday, March 23, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “At first, we had a meeting with the government and we agreed on a three-day shift, but we, however, agreed that this would be reviewed. Nurses are getting ZWL$100 and it’s not cash it’s Real Time Gross Settlement for transport allowances for a month, but some are using ZWL$80 a day. Imagine you first having to convert that money to cash and you might end up getting ZWL$50 only which is transport for one day,” “In other words, we are actually subsidising the government. We agreed with government that we can go back to five days a week when they give us money equivalent to that we were getting in 2018. The government wants to keep the hospitals open, but they have no money” External link

newsday Monday, March 23, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Yes, we are yet to get a meaningful adjustment from the employer, but as ZINA we have also managed to negotiate for other incentives which are valuable to the profession as a whole and have long-term benefits," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Through the negotiating forum, ZINA successfully lobbied for consideration of nurses for managerial positions in the ministry's structure," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "ZINA, therefore, values the continued engagements which have reaped fruits to these and other non-monetary benefits," "We, however, note with concern that the COLA remains low ever since we started negotiations, but we will continue pushing for a meaningful offer" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Yes, we are yet to get a meaningful adjustment from the employer, but as ZINA we have also managed to negotiate for other incentives which are valuable to the profession as a whole and have long-term benefits,” External link

herald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “Through the negotiating forum, ZINA successfully lobbied for consideration of nurses for managerial positions in the ministry’s structure,” External link

herald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “ZINA, therefore, values the continued engagements which have reaped fruits to these and other non-monetary benefits,” “We, however, note with concern that the COLA remains low ever since we started negotiations, but we will continue pushing for a meaningful offer” External link

herald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said ( about Apex Council ) : "Nurses are very incapacitated. As you're aware, last week there was an agreement between the Health Apex and the government on a 60 percent increment, and on that one it was clearly stated that this was not going to take nurses from incapacitation," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 11, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo added : "It's not even enough to come in (to work) three days a week. We appeal to the government to look into the issue of incapacitation and make sure nurses are capacitated to give services. When we talk of incapacitation, it's not just an issue of coming to work. When nurses are at work hungry, not able to feed their families, not able to send their children to school, even their brains are not functioning well. We need a nurse who is functioning well to give services to the population," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 11, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We feel that after consulting it will not be prudent to down tools given that we met a high powered delegation led by the President himself. Downing tools after Government has promised to review our salaries will be viewed as negotiating in bad faith," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "All health workers have agreed to issue a 14-day notice to the HSB to address the issues that were raised," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We are not asking for any increment as we approach June where government promised to adjust our salary, but we are simply saying let our salaries match with the interbank change rate," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo explained : "For example, if my salary is 800 RTGS, let us multiply that by the interbank rate of that day or month, for example if its 4,8 then my salary should be ZWL$3 840," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "For fuel, it is already happening so the same should apply to our salaries as well. Failure to do that, we are incapacitated to report for duty," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “All health workers have agreed to issue a 14-day notice to the HSB to address the issues that were raised,” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are not asking for any increment as we approach June where government promised to adjust our salary, but we are simply saying let our salaries match with the interbank change rate,” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo explained : “For example, if my salary is 800 RTGS, let us multiply that by the interbank rate of that day or month, for example if its 4,8 then my salary should be ZWL$3 840,” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “For fuel, it is already happening so the same should apply to our salaries as well. Failure to do that, we are incapacitated to report for duty,” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "All health workers have agreed to issue a 14-day notice to the HSB to address the issues that were raised," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Whenever Government promises something to the worker, they should urgently implement it not to just talk about it without action," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "We urge government to engage us and make a serious offer. Our members will soon be finding it difficult to continue subsidising government by reporting for work using resources sourced from elsewhere," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We urge government to engage us and make a serious offer. Our members will soon be finding it difficult to continue subsidising government by reporting for work using resources sourced from elsewhere,” External link

newsday Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo added : "We are also engaging with other civil servants like the teachers because in January schools are going to open and we have a crisis," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 29, 2018 1:14:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “We are following procedures and we have had two meetings now and we are only left with one which will determine the way forward,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 28, 2018 7:34:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo added : “We are also engaging with other civil servants like the teachers because in January schools are going to open and we have a crisis,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 28, 2018 7:34:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “All civil servants are going to have a meeting with the government on Thursday,” External link

zimeye Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:01:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “All civil servants are going to have a meeting with the government on Thursday,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:18:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It is a welcome move, which is set to benefit patients. However, Government should set up a board that also has nurses and doctors whose views will be incorporated in drug and equipment procurement," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:31:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "The process of reviewing staff establishment is long overdue. Over 4 000 of our members are still roaming the streets despite having trained and qualified," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:45:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Our challenge is that we are using the 1983 establishment which does not give room for the employment of more nurses. So according to that archaic establishment, the hospitals are full. We therefore need a new nursing establishment because our population has grown over the years," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It's not possible for them to lay off nurses because there is already a critical shortage. The other problem is that no new posts are being created and the posts created through replacements are not enough to employ all the graduates," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "Our challenge is that we are using the 1983 establishment which does not give room for the employment of more nurses. So according to that archaic establishment, the hospitals are full. We therefore need a new nursing establishment because our population has grown over the years," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It's not possible for them to lay off nurses because there is already a critical shortage. The other problem is that no new posts are being created and the posts created through replacements are not enough to employ all the graduates," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Enock Dongo said : "It is a welcome development and Government now realises the importance of the health sector. " External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Enock Dongo said : “For example, anti-retroviral treatment was passed to nurses when funding had run out, even male circumcision... this has contributed to low morale among nurses,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary11.65%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
general secretary5.83%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
nurses association general secretary5.83%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
zimbabwe nurses association general secretary5.83%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
secretary general19.42%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
general17.48%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
zimbabwe nurses association secretary general13.59%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
nurses association secretary general13.59%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
nurses association secretary-general1.94%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
secretary-general1.94%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
zimbabwe nurses association secretary-general1.94%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
apex health council chairman0.97%EN07/03/201603/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Enock DongoEN100.00%


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