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Chitungwiza residents express hospital privatisation fears

by Staff reporter
03 Feb 2015 at 07:53hrs | Views

Chitungwiza Central Hospital management last Thursday met representatives of the Chitungwiza Residents' Trust (Chitrest) and assured them that the privatisation of some of the hospital's critical services would not lead to a spike in costs.

The meeting, which was attended by the hospital's chief executive officer Obadiah Moyo, followed residents' fears that the privatisation programme would push the cost of health services beyond the reach of many.

This meeting was called at the behest of the hospital management after Chitrest had raised concern on the effects of privatisation of health facilities at the medical institution after critical departments, including radiology, laboratory, pharmacy and mortuary, had been surrendered to partner institutions, Chitrest programmes director Marvelous Kumualo said.

Moyo assured the residents that as a government hospital, they were going to ensure that their services remained accessible and affordable.

Source - newsday
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