Zim, In­dia seal $25m drugs deal

The Manica Post - - Comment & Feedback - – The Her­ald

GOV­ERN­MENT has con­cluded a $25 mil­lion deal for med­i­cal equip­ment, medicines and sur­gi­cal sun­dries with In­dia to ease drug short­ages and deal with price dis­tor­tions.

This comes as ju­nior doc­tors at pub­lic health fa­cil­i­ties went on strike on Satur­day, cit­ing un­sat­is­fac­tory work­ing con­di­tions, low salaries and lack of ba­sic medicines and equip­ment. In an in­ter­view on Wed­nes­day after meet­ing Zim­babwe Hospi­tal Doc­tors’ As­so­ci­a­tion (ZHDA) Pres­i­dent Dr Elias Mu­zoremba, sec­re­tary-gen­eral Dr Anele Mthabisi Bhebhe and other mem­bers at Parireny­atwa Group of Hospi­tals, Health and Child Care Min­is­ter Dr Oba­diah Moyo said the health sec­tor should start get­ting med­i­cal sup­plies soon.

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