A stable health environment is a people’s right and a key social pillar of vision 2030 and the Ministry of Health and Child Care in conjunction with private sector players is committed to re-equipping government run health institutions.

In collaboration with a private sector player, the country’s four main hospitals are going to be equipped with state of the art phototherapy lights used for the treatment of infant jaundice.

The country’s four referral health facilities namely Harare Central, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, United Bulawayo and Mpilo Central Hospital are going to benefit.

The phototherapy light is used in the treatment of jaundice, a condition that causes yellowing of the skin and the white part of the eyes in infants.

Harare Maternity Hospital is the biggest maternity facility in the country and it is using the old model where mothers of diagnosed infants have to stay close by, constantly monitoring their babies.

A company called draeger pcd is bringing in the new technology which is set to help improve the management of the condition.   

Health remains a critical component of the national economic development agenda and the current administration is forging ahead with plans to fulfil that undertaking despite the economic challenges, noted the Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obediah Moyo.

Meanwhile, a local pharmaceutical wholesaler, Newavakash has handed over medicines worth US$80 000 as part of the company’s contribution to communities in Cyclone Idai hit areas.

A number of measures to prevent possible cholera and typhoid outbreaks in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces that were affected by Cyclone Idai have been adopted and Minister Moyo commended companies that are donating medicines to compliment efforts by government.