ED splashing millions on cars ahead of medication

Tendai Zinyama, the latest beneficiary of luxury vihecles being dished out by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Wicknelll Chivhayo


By Hopewell Chin’ono

While the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa and his surrogates are dishing out cars to ZANUPF propagandists, this is what we all need to know as Zimbabweans:

1. The biggest hospital in Zimbabwe only has ONE working maternity theatre, built in 1977 by Ian Smith. It costs only US$37,000 to build a maternity theatre. The car below can build two maternity theatres. As a result of not having maternity theatres, 2500 pregnant Zimbabwean women are dying every year giving birth! Due to these deaths, many now go to South Africa to give birth. 70% of women giving birth at Musina hospital in South Africa’s Limpopo province are Zimbabwean.

2. The whole of Zimbabwe doesn’t have a single working radiotherapy cancer treatment machine for over 2 years in all its public hospitals. As a result, Zimbabweans who need radiotherapy cancer treatment are simply dying and becoming a statistic of an uncaring and corrupt government!

3. Chitungwiza Central Hospital has no single dialysis machine. This hospital serves over 1.5 million people in Chitungwiza and Mashonaland East. Those with kidney problems and needing dialysis are simply dying! The whole of Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, has less than 15 working dialysis machines in all the central hospitals of Parirenyatwa and Sally Mugabe hospitals. Kidney patients who are supposed to get three 4-hour sessions a week are lucky if they can get two or one. Some are just dying because they can’t get the treatment. A dialysis machine costs US$13,000.

4. Public hospitals don’t have X-Ray machines which cost only US$10,000. For instance Kariba Hospital doesn’t have an X-Ray machine, yet it is a tourist town with the biggest man-made dam in the world. Zimbabweans or tourists who get injured in Kariba are now going across the border into Zambia for hospital care. Kariba is just one of many public hospitals without X-Ray machines!

The list is long, but for now these examples are sufficient for one to get the point!

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