Ministry of Health Using Stone-Age Accounting Systems

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) is  still using obsolete manual accounting systems which are prone to manipulation, making it difficult for auditors to detect any financial anomalies, HealthTimes has learnt. HealthTimes Correspondent  Briefing Parliament on their findings, Public Accounts Portfolio Committee Chair, Hon Paurina Mpariwa said the committee had discovered that the ministry, its departments and health institutions were using outdated accounting systems at a time when the rest of the world was moving with technologies. “At this time where we have ICTs, the ministry  continues to…

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USAid programme throws lifeline to mothers, babies

SAKUBVA District Hospital is located in a high-density suburb in Sakubva, Mutare. This public hospital, surrounded by large mountains, has become a safe haven for mothers and babies from remote areas who would have faced complications at birth. BY FLORENCE RONDOZAI/ DOREEN HOVE The hospital has one of the 29 Kangaroo Mother Care units for premature babies in Manicaland province that the USAid-supported Maternal and Child Health Integrated Programme (MCHIP) made functional through extensive training of health care workers, refurbishments, and supply of new equipment. These units have been instrumental…

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