One of President Mnangagwa’s campaign promises was that there would be improved health care facilities under his leadership but the reality that is being experienced by the masses is a far cry from all that he promised.
It’s unbelievable that in a country where President Mnangagwa was busy rewarding chiefs with expensive twin cab vehicles, expectant mothers at Harare Hospital are being forced to sleep on the floor due to a shortage of maternity space in the hospital. Not only is this demeaning to the women who are about to give birth but it also puts them at risk of contracting diseases as a result of the their proximity to the floor.
On the other side of the country we have had yet another outbreak of typhoid that has already claimed the lives of at least 9 people in Gweru and Masvingo and is spreading to other parts of the country. Obviously the health care of the majority of Zimbabweans who rely on the services provided by the government hospitals is not a priority to the so called ‘New Dispensation’ as people are no better off as they were under the rule of President Mugabe. Health care should be a priority to any government but in Zimbabwe the government hasn’t made it one since they and their relatives can afford to get private health care in the country or even fly out to other countries to have their health care needs met.
We have had a lot of talk from President Mnangagwa about him being the President to all Zimbabweans but from where I’m standing it appears as though all Zimbabweans are equal in his eyes but that some are more equal than others…