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Gvt to stem brain drain in the health sector

Government has approved the report of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Stemming the Brain Drain in the Health Sector.

Speaking at a post cabinet press briefing, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said The Committee identified the causes of the brain in the Health sector.

“The Committee was setup to look holistically look into the following issues, mechanisms to accelerate provision of non-monetary incentives, such as staff accommodation, transport, vehicle loans, canteens/cafeterias.

“Measures to improve the remuneration of Tutors in Nurses Training Colleges and administration of Nurses Training Colleges, judicious adjustment of monetary benefits and addressing the disparity between the urban and rural health personnel incentives in order to attract personnel to rural areas,” Mutsvangwa said.

Government continues to pursue bilateral agreements with destination countries for our health professionals within the World Health Organisation framework

 

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