COUNCILS LOBBY GOVERNMENT FOR HEALTH SUPPORT
Written by Panashe Madzinga on March 8, 2018
Local authorities have lobbied for government support in equipping health facilities, especially in rural areas.
Speaking at a public consultation meeting on the Public Health Bill, Chief Executive Officer for Runde Rural District Council Mr Gordon Moyo said they lack support from the central government, in terms of resources and funds to build more clinics and hospitals.
Mr Moyo also lamented the stringent conditions put in place by government in launching newly built clinics and hospitals, saying such conditions hinder the development of the health sector.
The Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care and the Thematic Committee on HIV/AIDS is holding public hearings countrywide, on the Public Health Bill, which is set to replace the Public Health Act that was last amended in 1924.