Medicine, Equipment Shortages Causing Patient Deaths In Zimbabwe, Doctors Say

The Guardian: Doctors in Zimbabwe ‘sending patients away to die’ as drug shortages bite
“A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe entered its second day on Wednesday with health workers claiming patients in the biggest state hospital are dying due to a lack of drugs and medical supplies. Dozens of doctors picketed outside Parirenyatwa hospital demanding improvements and claiming government promises to improve the health service had come to nothing…” (3/14).

Reuters: Zimbabwe doctors say patients dying due to drug, equipment shortages
“…The southern African nation is acutely short of dollars, the currency it has used since in 2009, causing price spikes and shortages of basic goods, medicines, and fuel. … The doctors said [Health Minister Obediah Moyo] had told them the government would speed up the purchase of equipment and other medical supplies…” (Bulawayo/Dzirutwe, 3/13).

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