How Zimbabweans Reacted To The Video Of A Crying Doctor At Parirenyatwa

On Wednesday a specialist doctor at Parirenyatwa Hospital, Dr Mashumba, shed tears as she spoke about the lack of basic facilities and medical equipment at the hospital to enable them to do their work.

The video of the crying doctor has since gone viral on social media. Here is how people on Twitter reacted to the video:

This is a disaster we must all urgently fix! Why is it so difficult to deal with our common challenges??

If this heartfelt appeal from a #Zimbabwean paediatrician doesn’t move you nothing will. We desperately need a government which puts the needs of the most vulnerable above it is leadership’s desire for security and obscene wealth.

They won’t notice till we put Dr Mashumba on SkyTV.

The sad state of the public health sector is cause for to hang his head in shame. His Govt will spend money on anything – PR, foreign trips, luxury jets, trips to New York/London, Davos, fairy lights, talk shops anything – BUT the welfare of the people. Disgusted.

What happened to the drugs worth $25 million Chiwenga told us about. Was it a satanic narrative?.

This doctor’s passionate and tearful plea is likely to fall on deaf ears. The government would rather listen to that doctor who cried at the Gweru rally because those are the things they always want to hear. Those who watch , did they air this?

The tragedy is that instead of dealing with the issues she is raising, some members of the regime who earn their living by getting angry on behalf of their bosses will start a witch-hunt against that senior doctor at Parirenyatwa. They will say she’s Western-sponsored.

The breaking point of our service delivery when our doctors reach their breaking point. I salute every health worker who is working under these bad conditions. Basics can’t be that unaffordable, we have our priorities wrong here!

Takunda Mandura
It’s so painful, we should not have such situations whereby one goes to the hospital to be worse instead of better

US sanctions on Zimbabwe are choking the health services and the economy. They talk about human rights, yet they are infringing on the human rights of ordinary Zimbabweans.

Heart-wrenching listening to this passionate but desperate doctor pleading for help

For how long should Zimbabweans suffer. We have a President that can afford to pay a consultant $500 000/yr to get sanctions removed yet we have no drugs and equipment in hospitals. His wife is attending to speak about what when she is quiet back home.

Parirenyatwa HospitalShingi MunyezaFadzayi Mahere

Parirenyatwa Hospital formerly known as the Andrew Fleming Hospital, is a General Hospital in Harare and is the largest medical centre in Zimbabwe.Before independence, it was known as the Andrew Fleming Hospital and was named after the principal medical officer to the British South Africa... Read More About Parirenyatwa Hospital

Shingi Albert Munyeza is a Zimbabwean religious leader, businessman and political activist known mostly for being part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Advisory Council. Munyeza was highly critical of former President Robert Mugabe who was deposed in a military coup that installed Mnangagwa president in November... Read More About Shingi Munyeza

Fadzayi Mahere is a Zimbabwean advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court of Zimbabwe. She's also a political activist who has been very vocal in her opposition to Zanu-PF governance since about 2015. She has been one of the most prominent members of #ThisFlag... Read More About Fadzayi Mahere

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