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Doctors Say Supplementary Budget Is Inadequate To Fund Critical Needs In Health Sector

Doctors Say Supplementary Budget Is Inadequate To Fund Critical Needs In Health Sector

Some medical practitioners have said the supplementary budget allocation to the health sector was inadequate to fund critical needs in the sector.

Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube announced a supplementary budget on the 28th of July on the back of resurfacing macro-economic challenges. In his supplementary budget, Ncube allocated $62 billion more, adding to the original $177 billion for 2022.

Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) executive director Itai Rusike said:

Unfortunately the supplementary budget is still grossly inadequate to fund the critical needs of our health sector as it has been crafted in the context of chronic inflation.

The supplementary budget is coming at a time when the economy is mired in chronic high inflation which makes budgeting a very complicated matter. The risk is that the supplementary budget will soon be overtaken by inflationary developments rendering it inadequate.

Zimbabwe Senior Hospital Doctors Association President Shingai Nyaguse said the allocated funds do not have a significant impact considering that many hospitals are carrying “significant historical debts.” 

Medical and Dental Private Practitioners of Zimbabwe president Johannes Marisa echoed the sentiments above adding that the health sector demands more resources than what the government is currently allocating considering that the sector was ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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5 Comments

aka 1 month ago

local league results guys bhora


Tozivepiko 1 month ago

Treasury should reallocate the budget from the Green Bombers so-called national service to the Health sector. No one benefits from the Border Gezi party youths except Zanu-Pf whilst hospitals are there for all irrespective of political standing.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

It pains a lot to hear that Professor Mthuli Ncube allocated billions of rtgs to Border Gezi and allocated a few billions to the Ministry of Health and Childcare.

Hospitals have no drugs. Patients who should not die are dying because of drugs shortage. The ZANU PF government has failed. It must go.

They are training Border Gezi details to use during the General Elections in 2023 as they did in the past. Citizens must lawfully resist these manouvres by ZANU PF government.

[ KUTONGA MAJANA. VACHATONGAWO VANA CHAMISA NAVANA SIKHALA ].

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


LawUntoThemselves. 1 month ago

Criminals have no shame for the hardships and suffering they cause for the people.

Muntuza 1 month ago

....apa the PVO bill given thumbs up. Just watch the domino effect in play



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