Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) has said it is gravely concerned with the deteriorating health service delivery in Zimbabwe as they said people are having a hard time accessing basic health services which is resulting in needless deaths because of the prevailing socio-economic condition in the country that has lead to service delivery deteriorating further.
Speaking to the Zimbabwean Obert Chinhamo ACT-SA director said:
We are concerned that the poor continue to suffer and die due to neglect by the government. In most of the government sponsored health facilities health service delivery is very poor. Further the nurses are on strike and there seem to be no end to these quagmires because of a government which does not prioritize an investment in the health sector.
This leaves the poor who can not afford private doctors fees stranded. We have thus lost so many innocent lives. I personally visited a patient in Masvingo who was very sick but the medical facility turned the person away without even giving a pain killer. The government must urgently intervene lest we continue to lose human lives. Concerns raised by nurses and doctors must be addressed. In addition all those accused of corruption must be arrested.
The government has not commented much on the Health Workers’s strike after they cited incapacitation. While the health workers are on strike, the government bought the latest Discovery 6 for the Health Service Board(HSB) commissioners.
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