Health board to recruit non-medical staff


The Health Services Board (HSB) is reportedly mooting massive recruitment of non-medical staff, it has emerged.


Scores of people on Monday and Tuesday spent the better part of the two days queuing at the HSB offices in Harare. Some of the prospective candidates confirmed that they were seeking non-medical jobs at the different State hospitals in the country.

This comes at a time when the government is mulling massive downsizing of its workforce that is bleeding the country’s budget

But HSB spokesperson Nyasha Maravanyika denied that they were on a recruitment drive saying the health body was only creating a database.

“What we are doing is registering people in our database. We have a lot of professionals that are already in the system but some may leave for different reasons and we will then simply consult our database,” Maravanyika said.

“These people are aspiring to work with us and when one aspires it is not a guarantee they will get the job.”

The recruitment also comes at a time nurses are striking over night duty allowances.

Health minister David Parirenyatwa could not be reached for comment yesterday while permanent secretary Gerald
Gwinji did not respond to emailed questions.