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Financial services group partners with government to enhance healthcare access in Bulawayo

by Staff Reporter
11 Dec 2023 at 16:45hrs | Views
In a notable initiative towards improving healthcare accessibility, a local financial services group collaborated with the government to host a two-day free medical health camp and officially open a clinic in Bulawayo this Saturday. The event aimed to provide comprehensive health services to residents while emphasizing the importance of collective efforts in delivering quality and affordable healthcare to the public.

Residents welcomed the initiative wholeheartedly, expressing gratitude for the free medical camp. One resident, who had struggled to afford medication for blood pressure, shared, "I am so grateful for this free medical camp. I was able to see a doctor, get my blood pressure checked, and receive medication, all for free. This is a huge relief for me and my family."

Another participant, a retired individual with limited pension funds, lauded the initiative, stating, "This is a wonderful initiative. I am retired, and my pension is not enough to cover my medical expenses. I was able to get a free eye test."

Wellington Madya, the General Manager of First Mutual Health, highlighted their collaboration with the government to enhance the quality and affordability of healthcare services, with Harare Hospital being the first beneficiary. The newly opened clinic operates as a one-stop facility, offering various primary health services under one roof.

Madya emphasized their commitment to rolling out similar services in various primary healthcare clinics across Zimbabwe. He stated, "We are working with the government to offer major facelifts to public hospitals, starting with Sally Mugabe Hospital. The goal is to ensure citizens have access to quality and affordable healthcare services."

This partnership reflects a broader commitment to strengthen the healthcare system in Zimbabwe by breathing new life into existing infrastructures, particularly in remote areas. Public-private collaborations in the health sector continue to showcase the potential for positive change when entities unite with a shared vision for a healthier society.

Source - Byo24News