Allocate more forex to health services

©  EDITOR — Zimbabwe’s health delivery services seem to be deteriorating rapidly due to lack of foreign currency.
The country is facing essential drug shortages such as life-saving anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs when a large population is dependent on them for survival.

As citizens of this country, we are very concerned at the slow pace at which government is addressing the persistent shortages  of drugs.
Government should make sure that they increase the allocation of foreign currency towards the procurement of such drugs. But is it not just the shortage of drugs that is of concern but the fact that many health facilities are not able to provide patients with drugs apart from painkillers.

How does this government expect people to survive when there is a cash shortage? Most people are given prescriptions at health institutions such as clinics, hospitals and private doctors and fail to buy the necessary medication.

The government should get its priorities right and make sure that medication is available at hospitals as a way of showing that it cares for its citizens.  Concerned.

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