The government of Zimbabwe has signed a $200 million deal with a UK based company The Chronicle reports. Speaking at the MOU signing ceremony between Zimbabwe and the UK based company, the President said:
It is the first private investment from the UK for over two decades, so this is a result of our re-engagement policy.
The fund will assist mainly rural clinics and hospitals get primary healthcare to assist patients. NMS Infrastructure will build 3 hospitals with 120 beds for Zimbabwe. The UK Based company will also re-equip other local health facilities. The Health and Child welfare minister said:
In as far as what is actually going to happen, this is very much in line with our primary healthcare approach because we are going to get at least 30 rural clinics, rural centres, rural hospitals. So there will be about four in each province
We have got a shortage of equipment for quite a long time and so this will rejuvenate the healthcare service of Zimbabwe
NMS Infrastructure will start work next week according to a government official.
The contractors are already on the ground. They have already started looking at some of the sites where the Ministry of Health intends to have the health facilities
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