In a move that is set to bring the public health sector to a standstill, thousands of nurses across the country will begin their strike today after they failed to reach an agreement with the government on their demands for a pay hike and improved working conditions.

The nurses strike follows an equally crippling industrial action by public sector doctors last month.

The letter was also copied to the Health Services Board chairperson Lovemore Mhengeranwa, provincial medical director, rural councils and the chief executive officers of the country’s major referral centres – Mpilo Central Hospitals, United Bulawayo Hospital, Ingutsheni Central Hospital, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Harare Central Hospitals.

– Daily News