Scrap Cancer Treatment Charges Says First Lady

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First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa has appealed to Government to scrap radiotherapy charges for cancer patients which is currently at $400 per session.

Currently, only Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals and Mpilo Central Hospital offer radiology treatment. She also called on Government to ensure that cancer screening and treatment facilities are decentralised. Said Mnangagwa:

We appeal to President Mnangagwa to look into this issue because patients can not continue facing a double burden of securing treatment costs and managing an advanced condition. Just one session costs $400 and if they are to undergo all required sessions, the cost becomes even more unaffordable.

More: Herald

Auxilia MnangagwaParirenyatwa Group of Hospitals

Auxilia Mnangagwa is the First Lady of Zimbabwe and married to the President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa She is the former house of assembly member of Chirumhanzu Zibagwe Parliamentary Seat. In February of 2018 Auxillia Mnangagwa launched her charity organisation Angels of Hope Foundation whose... Read More About Auxilia Mnangagwa

Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals is the largest health services provider in Zimbabwe with a number of hospitals located in Harare. It has a capacity of about 1 800 patients' beds and a staff compliment of 2 000. It was established in 1890 in the then... Read More About Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals

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