Former Health Minister Henry Madzorera in a statement to Newsday yesterday said the government has withdrawn the right to life and the right to healthcare form the people of Zimbabwe thought acts of omission and commission. Mr Madzorera said:
The illegitimate regime has unilaterally withdrawn the right to life and the right to health from the people both through its acts of commission and omission. The incapacitation of doctors nationwide is a serious infringement on the people’s constitutional right to healthcare,
Even the most basic medicines and supplies are always out of stock in spite of government’s incessant claims that stocks of medicines were on their way, while acutely haemorrhaging accident victims are being told to go and buy their own suture material and intravenous fluids at private pharmacies many kilometres away, before they can be helped
The former minister said a genocide is looming since the poor are the most affected with the current situation in the healthcare system.
A soft genocide is looming if we don’t act now to avert the crisis. We further urge the regime to pro-actively address nurses’ and other health workers’ issues before further disaster strikes
Henry Madzorera was the Health And Childcare Minister from 2009 to 2013 during the GNU.