Government has removed all forms of payment for maternal cases, children under 5 years and senior citizens.
In a memo, Mashonaland Central Provincial Medical Director, Dr C Tshuma said the removal of treatment fees was in line with a Hundred Day Plan. The circular reads:
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With the coming in of the new dispensation, Cabinet has approved a Hundred Day Plan which everyone has to work towards achieving. One of the issues in the Hundred Day Plan which requires our attention is the removal of all forms of payment for non —paying groups.
The following group are supposed to be treated for free:
a) Children under the age of five years
b) All Maternal cases
c) Senior citizens above the age of sixty five years
These groups are not supposed to pay consultation fees, card fees, table fees, administration fees or whatever name the fee might be called. You are therefore expected to advise all your institutions to remove these fees with immediate effect. DMOs are being reminded that the first progress report is due on 25 January.
Mashonaland Central Province is one of the ten and Zimbabwe Provinces. It covers the northern mainland of the country and it stretches into to the Zambezi valley and the Mozambican border in the north east. It is dominated by the Shona speaking locals. The capital... Read More About Mashonaland Central