Pari Hospital fees hike unwarranted

EDITOR — The hiking of admission fees by 100 percent with effect from last week by Parirenyatwa Hospital spells doom for thousands of Zimbabweans who do not have medical insurance.

This means that 90 percent of the 13 million population who do not have medical insurance and at least 80 percent of the unemployed will not be able to access health care in this country.

The government and officials at Parirenyatwa know that many people are relying on these government institutions for treatment, where they are treated first and a bill is sent to them later.

So this means that those who fail to raise the deposit will die in their homes because they cannot afford health care.

The 100 percent increase will force many people to resort to spiritual and traditional healers which they had left behind.

The government and hospital authorities must reconsider this  decision urgently before many lives are lost unnecessarily.

Nomatter

 

Comments (4)

Is this really the time to hike admissions fees at major hospitals in the country when the main source of income for the majority of us is venting on the streets and where ever people gather in large numbers

sam - 17 June 2015

Is it ideal to have patients die at the hospital because there is no medication and other services. The money is needed for the good of the patients. Its not for staff. Staff get their salaries from SSB

ganga - 17 July 2015

What are you reporting at daily news if you don't give us the old and new charges, be professional

larry - 28 August 2015

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