GOVERNMENT has appointed with immediate effect, Air Commodore Jasper Chimedza as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC).
This was confirmed by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda who indicated that the appointment has been made by President Emerson Mnangagwa in accordance with Section 205 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013.
A medical doctor by profession, Air Commodore Chimedza studied Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degrees at the University of Zimbabwe before his attestation into the Air Force of Zimbabwe in January 1996.
“On completion of Basic Officers’ Military Course at Buffalo Range in Chiredzi, he was promoted to the Rank of Flight Lieutenant and posted to Thornhill Air Force Base as medical officer,” said Dr Sibanda.
Dr Chimedza is currently the Director Health Service at Zimbabwe Defense Forces Headquarters holding the rank of Air Commodore, a position he has held since 2010.
“Dr Chimedza brings with him wealth of experience to the Ministry of Health and Child Care in particular and the health services in general where he is expected to refocus the nation’s health services in order to enhance innovation, integrity, transparency, efficiency and vibrant stakeholder participation as the country fights the war against the COVID-19 pandemic.”