HSB Calls For Adequate Health Sector Funding

WITH Parliamentary preparations for the 2019 National Budget heating up, Health Service Board feels the allocation of adequate funding to the Health Sector can alleviate shortage of hospital staff and equipment needed at public health institutions. By Kudakwashe Pembere During an HSB Harare Central Hospital tour on Tuesday, nurses and doctors bemoaned the incommensurate human resources and inadequate hospital amenities. HSB members toured the Children’s Clinic, Casualty, Maternity, Renal and General wards where they were told of a deficit of some ventilators used for ICU, intravenous antibiotics to mention the…

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Mutare Prov Hospital Struggles With Critical Maternal Referral Cases

MUTARE provincial Hospital acting medical superintendent, Dr Emmanuel Sedze says most district hospitals are referring maternal cases that would be in bad shape, resulting in increased maternal deaths being recorded from their institution.   By Michael Gwarisa recently in Mutare The development comes amidst indications that some hospitals in the province recorded zero maternal deaths while some only have a few mortality cases while the provincial hospitals which handles the bulk of referral cases from district hospitals  is left to bear the brunt of deaths owing to the advanced stage…

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