Health Gets US$694 million

TREASURY on Thursday allocated US$694, 5 million to the Ministry of Health and Childcare in the 2019 National Budget. By Kudakwashe Pembere In January, former minister of Finance and Economic Development Patrick Chinamasa buckled under the pressure of legislators to increase the allocation for Health to US$520 million from US$454 million. The Health Ministry during a Health and Childcare parliamentary portfolio committee hearing expected an allocation of  US$1, 3 billion from the ‘National Purse’. Making his debut 2019 National Budget presentation, Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube increased the Health budget…

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Mpilo Doctors Appeal For Help After Losing Property To Inferno

TWO doctors with Mpilo Central Hospital, Dr Mpiloenhle Sibanda and Doctor Donald Mutote, lost all their property in the fire that recently gutted down the health institution a situation which has left them helpless and struggling to adequately perform their medical duties. HealthTimes Reporter Speaking to healthtimes, Mpilo Central Hospital Doctors Association (MHDA) Secretary General, Dr Mthabisi Bhebhe said the two doctors were now struggling to survive under the current predicament. “This has affected them adversely as they find themselves in a difficult position, particularly in securing enough financial support…

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