Massive Drug Shortages In Zimbabwe Hospitals Ahead Of Million Dollar 93rd Mugabe Birthday Bash

The country’s health delivery system is under severe strain with major government hospitals facing a critical shortage of drugs.

In Bulawayo, the situation is dire as Mpilo Central Hospital has below 50 percent of its requirements, a situation that is affecting the health delivery system in the city.

Most patients have to buy their own medicine which most of them cannot afford.

Mpilo Hospital Acting CEO, Mr Leonard Mabandi, confirmed that they are able to deal with the diagnoses part of treatment but the hospital is however unable to treat patients due to the unavailability of drugs.

The National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) is unable to supply the hospitals with their requirements, according to Mr Mabandi.

United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) is also experiencing a critical shortage of essential medicine.

Efforts to speak to UBH CEO, Mrs Nonhlanhla Ndlovu were fruitless as she was said to be attending interviews, but the ZBC News is reliably informed that there is also a critical shortage of essential drugs some of them as basic as simple pain killers. source zbc

Photo-David Parirenyatwa-Health And Child Welfare Minister

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