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PSMAS Members Now Required To Pay US$5 To Receive Treatment

PSMAS Members Now Required To Pay US$5 To Receive Treatment

The Premier Services Medical Investment (PSMI) on Friday last week adopted a co-payment system where every member of PSMAS is required to pay US$5 or ZWL$1 050 before receiving treatment or services.

PSMI is the largest private health care services provider in the country and it operates hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and labs.

The company serves at least 90 per cent of Zimbabwe’s civil servants, who are members of the Premier Services Medical Aid Society (PSMAS).

Workers are unhappy with the adoption of the co-payment system by PSMI as they believe the move is aimed at increasing management perks.

Part of a letter addressed to the PSMAS board chair Jeremiah Bvirindi by the medical professional and Allied Workers Union of Zimbabwe on Monday, read:

This is very unfair to members, particularly Government employees who had always been paying their monthly contributions without anything in return.

Workers are of the view that the money being charged as co-payments is meant for nothing other than boosting management pockets.

But responding to emailed questions from The Herald, Premier Service Holding Company (PSHC) public relations, communications and brand manager Arthur Choga defended the recent introduction of a co-payment. He said:

Subscriptions on the medical aid side continue to track the official rate while costs are being incurred based on parallel market rates, making it difficult for PSMI to meet obligations as they fall due.

Given these pressures and the target market’s inability to afford market-related subscriptions, PSMI, therefore, introduced co-payments to assist in meeting operating expenses.

Premier Services Medical Investment (Pvt) Ltd is a division of Premier Services Holding Company.

More: The Herald


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12 Comments

SEXMORE 1 month ago

USING BLACK MARKET RATE. FIU batai vanhu


Baba gumede 1 month ago

it is better to go ku general hospital for treatment.


Kanda 1 month ago

you get broke 7notoita zvinofambirana nenguva a lot of companies closed vachiteedzera mapolicies a minister of finance wedu hameno akaita economics dzake kupi a zvePSMAS zve$5 ko Nyaradzo bus yavakuda $200us asi papolicy Mari yebus vaitora zvirikwese economy yedu is being run like a tuckshop zvadhakwa if you don't adjust your prices in time


𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙯𝙖 1 month ago

𝙊𝙠𝙖𝙮 , 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙋𝙎𝙈𝘼𝙎 𝙞𝙛 𝙞𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙢𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙨? 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙤 𝙥𝙖𝙮𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙧𝙤𝙗𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙙𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙙.


client263 1 month ago

where is ZACC ????in Zimbabwe ,iri ndiro basa rinofanirwa kuitwa navo,humbavha huri pachena,the same pple who accused Cuthbert Dube ,are the real thieves,daylight robbery.Stop stop.


lady ju 1 month ago

it's not fair pashaya competition nca


Mutadza 1 month ago

Reinstate Dube Cuthbert, imi makonewa


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Inini 1 month ago

Apa unogona kupedzah makoreh nemakore usina kurwara vakadzi vachingotora mafamily planning pillz e50cents.


doggy 1 month ago

avakomana kwansi mhani tosevenzera imi u always make profit chero mabobd iwayo haiwao


Daudi 1 month ago

Kuda kungorwadzisa mushandi wehurumende agara asina chaainacho.Kutevera ka USD175 Kaye zvishoma nezvishoma.Unonzwa mangwana voti tawedzera yave USD10 kusvika vaka eroder iwee.
Zvakangooma hazvo
Toramba tichingochema kusvikira rinhi😭


yola 1 month ago

the funny part abt these medical aid is you can go for a year without getting sick the money being circulated by the Medical aid ,haaa murikutora mari vanhu imimi

Putin 1 month ago

Thieving



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