Government Committed to Reduce Brain Drain in Health sector

By Joyce Mukucha
HARARE – The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet has considered and approved the report of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Stemming the Brain Drain in the Health Sector.
She was speaking during a post Cabinet meeting in Harare this Tuesday.
“Cabinet wishes to inform the public that the Inter-Ministerial Committee identified the causes of the brain in the Health sector. To stem the brain drain a Committee was therefore setup to look holistically look into mechanisms to accelerate provision of non-monetary incentives, such as staff accommodation, transport, vehicle loans, canteens/cafeterias; and wifi- facilities connectivity; measures to improve the remuneration of Tutors in Nurses Training Colleges and administration of Nurses Training Colleges,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
She added that government was also looking into Judicious adjustment of monetary benefits as well as addressing the disparity between the urban and rural health personnel incentives in order to attract personnel to rural areas.
Cabinet, she highlighted, wishes to inform the nation that Government continues to pursue bilateral agreements with destination countries for our health professionals within the World Health Organisation framework.

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