By Paidashe Mandivengerei
FIRED doctors are welcome to reapply if they want their jobs back, government has said.
This comes after the Health Service Board dismissed over 400 doctors for participating in an illegal job action.
Addressing journalists in a post-cabinet briefing, Acting Information Minister, Mangaliso Ndlovu said the number of sacked public service doctors now stood at 435 from the previous 286.
To date 480 cases have been heard and the hearings will conclude at the end of this month.
“A total of 480 disciplinary cases have so far been heard and an additional 149 doctors were found guilty and discharged bringing the cumulative total of doctors discharged to 435.
“Cabinet has resolved that those doctors already discharged have to apply for readmission, the government will not rescind its position on the fired doctors,” Ndlovu said.