The Zimbabwe Government has sealed a $25 million deal for medical equipment, medicines and surgical sundries with India to confort drug insufficient and deal with price deformations.

This new development was initiated due to the junior doctors at public health facilities went on strike last Saturday, because of substandard working conditions,no sufficient basic medicines and equipment which comes with low salaries.

A meeting was held yesterday between the Secretary-general,Dr Anele Mthabisi Bhebhe, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors' Association (ZHDA) President Dr Elias Muzoremba,Health Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo and  other members that are concerned at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Dr Obadiah Moyo in his remarks after the meeting said that,the health sector should begin to get medicines and medical supplies from India shortly.

The excerpt of the Minister for Health and Child Care,Dr Obadiah Moyo after the meeting is giving below on improving the health situation of the country.

“The President has equally made a huge contribution in as far as making sure that products are available to the Ministry of Health. I am happy to note that an arrangement for $25 million worth of medical goods, medicines and surgical sundries has been concluded through the efforts of His Excellency.

“We are very grateful for the effort made by His Excellency’s office. As soon as the products start coming in, they should be distributed to various healthcare centres starting with Government institutions and this is all coming through Natpharm,”he reported.

“I am happy to note that His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been considerate and he has been working with us, ensuring that we make all the arrangements necessary to be able to acquire various commodities required to ensure that we run an efficient health care service. At the same time credit facilities have been created by the Ministry of Finance for the benefit of the health system.”

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