While giving testimony to the Parliamentary Committee on Health lead by Ruth Labode, doctors said US$3.5 million donated by wellwishers for a cath-lab at Parirenyatwa Hospital disappeared and the cath-lab was never delivered, Newsday reports.
Dr Azzah Mashumba, and SHDA President Dr Shingai Nyaguse, who reportedly broke down in parly narrated sad stories of what’s taking place at the country’s largest referral hospital.
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A surgeon that spoke to the publication on condition of anonymity reportedly said:
I have been at Parirenyatwa for 37 years and I have never seen a hospital coming to rock bottom because the equipment purchased has no service contracts (guarantee for servicing) and there is no accountability in terms of equipment purchased and drugs.
Capital equipment is disappearing because we are not accounting for it. I asked for a cath-lab to be purchased in 2018 and US$3,5 million was availed by a donor for its purchase, and I saw the money, but that cath-lab has not been delivered and the money disappeared
The senior doctors have also accused deputy health minister of buying non-usable hospital eqquipment in India.