The Minister for Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo has revealed that the government has secured US$1 million from the Ministry of Finance to be used to buy drugs and equipment for public hospitals.
In an interview with The Herald, Moyo refuted reports that senior doctors at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals are on strike. He said:
We have already set up various committees like a health assembly that includes consultants and all nursing staff. The health assembly has to meet on a continuous basis and come up with solutions to the problems within the ministry such as drug supply, equipment, medicines and working conditions.
This is the approach that we are working on. We want everyone to work as one team. We have managed to secure from the Ministry of Finance US$1 million. We want to get a team of the end users to make determinations on what should be purchased.
On Tuesday, doctors at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals notified health authorities that they were downing tools “with immediate” effect over the shortages of drugs and medical sundries.
Obadiah Moyo is the Minister of Health and Child Care. Moyo was also the former CEO of Chitungwiza Hospital. Read More About Obadiah Moyo