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Mnangagwa to donate 2 ambulances to Binga community

by Mandla Ndlovu
13 Apr 2022 at 14:46hrs | Views
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to donate two ambulances to the community in Binga after touring the area on Wednesday.

Binga is one of the constituencies that recently voted for the opposition CCC during the March by-elections.

"Binga will be receiving two new ambulances from the fleet that was acquired. They are already in the country and being fitted with proper equipment."Mnangagwa said.

Last year a  40-year-old woman died from an asthma attack just moments after giving birth as there was no ambulance available to pick her from rural Simatelele Clinic to the hospital.

In the same year villagers in Tyuunga accused top officials at the Binga Rural District Council of diverting donations, including an ambulance, to carry out administrative errands at its offices.

The irate villagers said they had resorted to using scotchcarts to transport sick villagers to Tyuunga Clinic after an ambulance donated by a well-wisher was highjacked by council officials.

According to Section 76 of the country's Constitution, every citizen and permanent resident of Zimbabwe has the right to access basic health care services, including reproductive health. However, it is a right that many Binga villagers do not usually enjoy as the district has few clinics, with the available ones being several kilometres away, lacking basic medications and drugs and battling shortages of nurses and doctors.

Source - Byo24News