Medical rehabilitation practitioners have called upon the government to capacitate medical training institutions in order to guarantee quality rehabilitation services in the country.

The Medical Rehabilitation Council (MRC) has called upon responsible authorities to create and promote an environment that enables practitioners to adequately offer their services.

Speaking at the association’s annual general meeting in the capital, chairperson of the Medical Rehabilitation Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe, Unity Chitapi said there is need for more training institutions and employment opportunities to ensure quality service delivery.

Chairperson of the Health Services Board Dr Lovemore Mbengeranwa said despite existing economic challenges they are working on improving working conditions for health professionals to ensure a functional health delivery system.

Medical rehabilitation practitioners include audiologists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation technicians, occupational therapists among others.