The plight of many patients who used to travel to Harare for computer tonography scanning and dialysis sessions is finally over following the commissioning of three hospital equipment at the Mutare Provincial Hospital.

Interviewed patients said the new hospital equipment comes as a major relief and will restore public confidence in public health institutions.

The commissioning of the new hospital equipment coincided with the ground breaking ceremony of a new Natpharm warehouse facility and the launch of the three health strategies.

Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa while applauding development partners for working with government in enhancing quality health care services bemoaned the yawning gaps of specialised health personnel in many public health centres.

 The launch of the three health strategies, namely maternal and neo natal strategy for the year 2017-2021, the Zimbabwe national child surviving strategy and the national health strategy 2016-2020 will address challenges confronting the health sector noted Dr Parirenyatwa.

UNFPA deputy country representative Mr Yu Yu said Zimbabwe has made great strides in providing quality health care provisions.

It was revealed that all the health indicators in Manicaland Province had improved serve for the increase in malaria cases.

Government is working on reducing maternal mortality in line with the sustainable development goals.