Some pharmacies in Harare have suspended the acceptance of Medical Aid citing the lack of foreign currency. This also comes at a time when pharmacies are reported to be running out of drugs due to the lack of foreign currency allocations from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Part of a letter from Trinity Pharmacy written to Generation Health Medical Aid reads,
Ref: Temporal suspension of Medical Aid acceptance
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Trinity Pharmacy has temporarily suspended acceptance of Medical Aid due to the prevailing economic conditions. Our suppliers need foreign currency, and Trinity Pharmacy saw it unfit to go with the parallel markets rates which will automatically exhaust our members’ benefits. However, for chemotherapy drugs, separate arrangements could be reached to try and assist our treasured members.
All inconveniences caused are sincerely regretted and we wish and hope that this situation will normalize within the shortest time period.