More than 15 000 health officials have downed tools demanding salaries in United States dollars as the local currency in which they are paid in has lost value.

The country has seen massive demonstrations as workers demand an increase in their salaries to sustain their families in the dying economy.

Minister of Health Ammon Muwrira said the government is working on stabilising the health sector through dialogue and teamwork for a common goal.

Nurses and doctors have promised to continue with the demonstrations until their demands are met by the government.