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Cancer equipment lays idle at Mpilo Hospital, manuals written in Chinese

by Alice Dube
24 Oct 2016 at 14:49hrs | Views
Cancer treatment equipment worth $1.5million is gathering dust at Mpilo Central Hospital, MDC-Vice president Thokozani Khupe and Bulawayo legislator has said.

The equipment was sourced in China in 2014.

However, the equipment has never been used as government has no money for installation.

"The government says it has no money ($100 000) to connect the machines" said Khupe.

"This is not about money but shows there is lack of political will to raise the required funds. The government does not care about the socio- health conditions of the people,".

In 2014 vice president Phelekezela Mphoko and Health minister David Parirenyatwa toured Mpilo and shown the idle equipment.

Workers said the machines came with manuals written in Chinese, presenting operational issues.

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