Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa confirmed that public hospitals have been hit by a shortage of oxygen gas which according to sources that spoke to Daily News, forced Harare Children’s Hospital to suspend normal services last Friday.
Parirenyatwa said that Government is looking into the issue which he said is a recurring one. Said Parirenyatwa:
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We are aware there are challenges in terms of oxygen in the country. I am aware this is an issue that is being actively worked upon. It is a major issue (none availability of oxygen) in most of our hospitals. It is a recurring problem due to importation hiccups. We have to have services restored very soon as government is actively working on this issue. We need to have our own way of innovating and not importing so that we can make our own oxygen in the country. This is something that the new dispensation will look at.
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David Parirenyatwa is a medical practitioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Welfare. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. In September 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office and was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa