The Health Services Board (HSB) has reportedly fired all Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in government hospitals in a ‘restructuring exercise’.
HSB Board Chair Paulinos Sikhosana told Health Times that the restructuring was meant to bring sanity in all public health institutions. Said Sikhosana:
There is a restructuring going to improve efficiency effectiveness and integrity, so that’s the only statement that I can tell you.
Zimbabwe’s public health system is in a bind, the health minister Obadiah Moyo was fired recently for allegedly awarding tenders for medicines and consumables worth US$60 million to a company which had failed due diligence.
Nurses have been on an indefinite strike demanding better remuneration while the number of people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 is increasing daily with cases nearing 1 000.