Senior Doctors Clear Themselves From Indian Equipment Procurement

SENIOR doctors have distanced themselves from the procurement of the Indian medical equipment which came not only in bits and pieces but unsafe for use. By Kudakwashe Pembere Giving oral evidence before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care, the Senior Hospital Doctors Association (SHDA) through Professor Faith Muchemwa gave the background which led to the procurement of the equipment. Prof Muchemwa said meetings were held between the senior doctors and the First Lady as well as President Emmerson Mnangagwa. From that meeting a list was made by…

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Health Ministry Spearheads Customer Care Training In Hospitals

GOVERNMENT  on Monday unveiled the customer care training program for health institutions aimed at establishing accountability between staff and patients as well as giving good lasting experiences. By HealthTimes Reporter Speaking at the launch  graced by First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa who is equally concerned with customer care in hospitals, Health and Childcare Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo noted how customer experience is increasingly becoming topical. “Everyone has an experience interacting with organizations in hospitality, banking, insurance, financial services and retail, it’s become very clear that customer experience is increasingly on people’s…

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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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