Citizens commend Govt for improving health systems

Staff Reporter

Citizens have applauded Government efforts meant to improve the health delivery systems in the country.

Citizens who spoke to this publication commended the Second Republic for prioritizing modernization and improving health services and systems in the country as that will go a long way in preserving their lives.

“The 2023 National Budget presented last week by Minister Mthuli Ncube shows that Government is committed to improving health systems in the country. If you look around, you would see that the government is currently working to boost up the health sector through the construction and expansion of clinics across the country to ensure that medical needs of the people are met,” said Mrs Chenai Gwenzi of Mazowe.

Clive Chikotora of Budiriro suburbs said that the ZWL33 billion allocated to the Ministry of Health and Child Care in the 2023 National Budget by Minister Ncube showed Government’s commitment to improve the health sector.

“The ZWL33 billion allocated to the Ministry of Health and Child Care in the 2023 National Budget shows Government’s intention to revamp the health sector in the country for the public good. This proves that President Emmerson Mnangagwa led Government is making sure that Vision 2030 is achieved.

“Currently there are some construction and rehabilitation works taking place at Lupane Provincial Hospital, a health post in Mutasa, Mashayamvura Clinic in Gokwe North and some clinics in Centenary District, among many other projects. With President Mnangagwa at the helm, our health sector will soon to be the best in the region and the African continent,” said Chikotora.

In October this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) lauded the Zimbabwean Government for building resilient health systems towards Universal Health Coverage on the occasion of the launch of the National Surgical, Obstetric and Anesthesia Strategy.

Zimbabwe is also among the nine African countries and fifth in the SADC region to have a plan on providing accessible, timely and quality surgical, obstetric and anesthesia services to all Zimbabweans and those  residing in the country in line with President Mnangagwa’s vision of leaving no one and no place behind.