MWENEZI - As part of efforts to improve access to basic healthcare in the district, Mwenezi East Member of Parliament (MP) Joosbi Omar recently donated various items to Chimbudzi Clinic.
The gifts handed over to the clinic’s staff by Omar during his recent constituency tour in Ward 4 under Chief Mawarire included a wheelchair, a hospital bed, wooden stool, steel cupboard and an adjustable table.
Addressing audience who gathered to witness the handover of the property, Omar acknowledged the quandary that the country’s health sector finds itself in and pledged to continue supporting his constituency.
He said health facilities in the district needed as much support of leaders and well-wishers as they could get.
“We are aware of the various problems being encountered from across the district especially with regards to shortages of equipment and drugs. We will continue to put a lot of effort, together with the responsible authorities, to ensure that lives are saved at various health institutions,” said Omar.
People who witnessed the donation said they appreciated the MP’s gesture, adding that a lot still needed to be done to ensure optimum services at public health institutions in the district.
“There is no medication at the clinics at the district hospital. You don’t find even painkillers there and what the nurses are doing is just to make a diagnosis and give you a prescription which you will then have to use to purchase the medication at private pharmacies. Most people here do not afford private healthcare,” said an elderly resident of Ward 4.