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United Bulawayo Hospitals Suspends Operations

United Bulawayo Hospitals Suspends Operations

One of Zimbabwe’s 5 biggest referral hospitals, United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH), has suspended operations with immediate effect due to a lack of anaesthetic induction agents.

Anaesthetic induction agents are drugs that are administered to patients to put them to sleep during surgery.

In a memorandum dated 18 July 2022 and addressed to all consultants, doctors and wards, Acting Director of Clinical Services, Dr T Mushawarima said patients have the option of buying their own drugs. Reads the memo:

Due to a lack of Anaesthetic Induction agents, elective lists have been suspended with immediate effect till further notice. Patients may buy their own drugs if any elective list is to proceed.

In April this year, health worker and social commentator Setfree Mafukidze opined that Zimbabwe does not have a health minister and senior officials in the Ministry of Health and Childcare are not up to the task.

Mafukidze made the remarks in response to exchanges between Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Mthuli Ncube and opposition MPs during a Question and Answer session in the National Assembly over the state of cancer treatment in Zimbabwe.

In his responses, Ncube said the funds to purchase cancer machines are available and Treasury is waiting for the Ministry of Health to make requests.

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11 Comments

Da Truth 4 weeks ago

🙆💉💊🆘🏥


VYBZ KARTEL 4 weeks ago

🤕🤕 gone to the dogs


😲 4 weeks ago

Lokhu yikwehluleka sibili ministrry of health what are you doing?


Mwonzora 3 weeks ago

Ndebeke people they belong to Chamisa can you ask Chamisa to buy for you musatinyangadza

chihera. 4 weeks ago

ma sanctions


Chikanda 4 weeks ago

Zanu ave mamvemve , mozoti toda kubvisa ED toisa Chiwenga kkkkk chii chochi ? Unotadza kutengera zvipatara mapiritsi , asi wotarisira kuti dai ndaita president zvinonyadzisa !!!


CCC 3 weeks ago

this guyz don't care they get medical treatment from China yikho bengacabangi ngathi izihlama zabantu


Terrace Watch 6 days ago

Isihlama yaa watuka wena and unozotuka kkkkkkkk

e.g john chibadura 3 weeks ago

Nyika yaita ma mvemve


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pp 3 weeks ago

don't insult bdebeles plzzz



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