Only 134 Ambulances Functioning Countrywide

ZIMBABWE only has 134 operational ambulances out of 282 vehicles, a situation which has affected the sector’s capacity to respond to health emergencies. This was revealed by Auditor General, Mildred Chiri during her submission of the Report on the Audit of Appropriation Accounts, Finance and Revenue Statements and Fund Accounts of Zimbabwe for the year ended December 31, 2018. “In order for the Ministry to promote public health it requires ambulances to provide transport to patients. My examination of the asset register for the Ministry however, revealed a constraint in…

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Doctors Told Not To Hike Fees

GOVERNMENT has warned errant medical specialists not to proceed with the exorbitant pricing of health services. By Kudakwashe Pembere Health and Child Care Secretary Dr Agnes Mahomva in a statement said this was unfair. “The Ministry is greatly concerned with the unilateral increase of tariffs by the Physician Association of Zimbabwe following the announcement of the SI 142 of 2019. This amounts to unfair practice by providers to members in terms of the Medical Services (Medical Aid Societies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2004,” she said. She explained that the Act forbids any…

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