Health and Childcare Minister David Parirenyatwa says his Ministry is in need of at least $1.1 billion annually for it to be brought back to life after years of drug and human resource shortages as well as other clinical basics such as gloves which are not available at most institutions.
Parirenyatwa revealed that the health sector could only recover if resources were made available and pinned his hopes on the upcoming Thursday’s Budget which will be announced🗣 by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.
“All the worrying health issues will be looked at, particularly retaining our staff in the Ministry. All these problems that you see today are a result of resource scarcity, but if we get resources, our hospitals will become manageable. Ambulance fleet needs to improve as well, to get more specialists on ground & control malaria.”, said Parirenyatwa.