Health Minister, Dr. Obadier Moyo has revealed the government’s plans to improve the health delivery system.
The Minister was speaking at the Nursing and Midwifery Universal Health Coverage Summit held in Harare on Monday. He said:
Zimbabwe today has joined other nations by launching this programme which has been adopted by many nations. This comes after we have realised the need to improve nurses’ working conditions and developing marginalised health centres starting with primary health care which serves most rural areas in the country.
There are plans underway for the ministry to empower the least qualified nurses so that fewer complications will be referred to district and provincial hospitals. Under the same umbrella, big health institutions will have at least four qualified doctors, so that patients will be served urgently.
I am addressing this on the nurses’ perspective. My vision is for the health services to have a down-to-top approach where all ideas from the junior health subordinates must be listened to and used by the ministry to make the necessary adjustments.
The disclosure comes when the Zimbabwe Nurses’ Association(ZINA) president Mr. Enock Dongo had called upon the government to improve nurses’ working conditions. Issues they raised include salaries and shortage of medical equipment.
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