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Mwenezi East MP Omar donates to Chimbudzi Clinic


Cephas Shava

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. 

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