Govt Struggles To Procure Ambulances For Hospitals

HEALTH and Child Care Ministry is yet to procure the 100 state of the art ambulances for public health institutions due to unavailability of foreign currency in the country. By Kudakwashe Pembere This emerged during a Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) pre-budget meeting held in Harare on Thursday. Health Ministry’s chief accountant expenditure Mrs Tennis Lynette said they had planned to buy the ambulances with the money promised by the Finance Ministry in its supplementary budget presentation. We have not yet received the money as yet although the treasury…

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Mthuli Ncube Meets Global Fund Team Over 2% Tax…Gvt Agrees To Resolve Anomaly

TREASURY is willing to address the 2 percent Intermediated Money Transfer Tax burden on recipients of the Global Fund money. By Kudakwashe Pembere This follows complaints by recipients implementing health programs funded by the Global Fund, that Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube’s 2 percent tax is wading into forbidden territory. The Global Fund team  had a meeting with the Finance Minister over the 2 percent issue and domestic resource mobilisation. In an exclusive interview with HealthTimes,  Grant Management Division Head Mr Mark Edington said they had fruitful deliberations with the…

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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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