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Public hospitals run out of drugs

By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 25 July 2014 Parliament has heard that major public hospitals countrywide are facing acute shortages of life saving drugs, something which officials say has put the lives of thousands of patients in danger. Deputy health minister Paul Chimedza told parliament last week...

Stop buck passing and fix health system, govt urged

By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 26 June 2014 The government should “stop passing the buck” and take seriously its obligation of providing Zimbabweans with basic healthcare, a human rights doctor has said. Dr Rutendo Bonde, chairperson of the Zim Association of Doctors for Human Rights, said the new...

Government neglecting the elderly

By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 19 June 2014 Former minister of social welfare, Paurina Mpariwa, has accused the government of neglecting the elderly, saying it has yet to implement the provisions of the Older Persons Act two years after it was signed into law. Mpariwa said this after dozens of elderly...

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