Govt Committed To Delivering Efficient Health Service, says Mnangagwa
Mhondoro (New Ziana)-President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday said his administration remains committed to scale up efforts towards ensuring efficient and quality service delivery in the health sector.
Speaking as he officially opened new theatre, staff accommodation and laundry facility at Mhondoro hospital constructed and equipped by platinum mining giant, Zimplats, President Mnangagwa said some of the initiatives being undertaken by his administration included building health facilities and increasing the number of training institutions for health workers.
“These include building and upgrading health facilities across the country to ensure equitable access and reduction of walking distance by our communities. My government is scaling up health worker training by increasing the number of training schools as well as the intake of trainees,” he said.
“The acquisition of ambulances, medical consumables, drugs and other accessories is ongoing. Additionally, solar systems for power back up have been installed in over 1 000 health facilities throughout the country.
Turning to the hospital Zimplats constructed, President Mnangagwa said such interventions were most appreciated and would go a long way towards enhancing access to health services by communities.
“As we appreciate this generous gesture by Zimplats, I want to challenge other private sector companies to take a leaf from the outstanding work we are witnessing today. To this end, the Second Republic welcomes private-public partnerships which complement my government’s efforts towards strengthening our health delivery system and increasing the spread of our health facilities across provinces and districts,” he said.
President Mnangagwa urged communities to shun violence and continue promoting and preserving the prevailing peace and tranquillity as the country headed towards the harmonised elections expected between July and August this year.
“Violence has no place in our villages, wards and districts. It must be rejected in whatever form,” he said.
Source: New Ziana
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