A picture of a makeshift wheelchair at Parirenyatwa Hospital has caused a commotion on social media with some saying the atmosphere at local hospitals was worsening the condition of patients.
Standard wheelchairs cost about R6 000, about US$366.50.
The pictures were shared by Hopewell Chin’ono, an award-winning Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker who attributed the sore sight to the government’s failure to fund the health sector. Reads a post seen by Pindula News:
This is a wheelchair at what is supposed to be Zimbabwe’s most modern public hospital, Parirenyatwa! The regime has failed to buy just wheelchairs.
The same hospital is now only doing emergency treatment, not elective (scheduled) treatment.
The wheels have literally come off, all because of the LOOTING of public funds.
Zimbabwe’s health sector has been collapsing in the last two decades with observers attributing the collapse to the looting of public funds by “heartless” politicians who have “nothing to lose” as they get medical attention abroad.
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