A patient is taken home on a stretcher by his relatives from Parirenyatwa hospital's accident and emergency ward in the Harare, Zimbabwe in this 2009 file photo. State doctors, who earn a basic wage of $170, started a job boycott last week demanding $1,000 per month, paralyzing operations at the country's four major hospitals in Harare and Bulawayo. 


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