Health Sector Should Be Prioritized: ED
President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday challenged his government to prioritize the health sector.
Mnangagwa said this when he officially handed over hospital equipment sourced from Abu Dhabi to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
The equipment, which was handed over to Natpharm, is set to be distributed to major hospitals around the country.
The move, was a direct response to a move by a group of doctors who gathered their courage and approached Mnangagwa to share their day to day work place grievances and how they were failing to deliver quality health care to the people.
“After a fruitful meeting with a group of doctors, I approached my friend in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al who promised to help me until all the hospitals are full of equipment,” said the President.
“Today we are all here gathered to witness the handover of the first batch of the equipment we have received from them,” added the president.
The President encouraged the government to prioritize the health sector.
Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo received the equipment be fore adding that the equipment was going to go a long way in bring the difference in the health sector.
“This came as a result of one of the trips that the President went to look for help to try and assist the country’s development from our foreign partners,” Dr Moyo said.
Among the hospital equipment were 36 infant incubators, 50 multi-parameters for adults, 50 multi-parameters for paeds, 10 anesthetics machines, 4 x-ray machines (mobile), 10 Respiratory Aid Ventilators and 20 operating tables.