The public in Kadoma has made a passionate plea on government to allocate the largest chunk of its budget towards health care provision.

The Kadoma community feels the government should strengthen the health care system by allocating at least 15 percent of the national budget to the health ministry and opening up more medical schools around the country.

In addition, they also feel that a revamp of water and sewer reticulation infrastructure in a number of urban centres will help maintain a healthy population.

The majority of those who took part in the 2019 Health and Child Care Parliamentary Portfolio Committee budget consultative meeting felt hard done by the critical shortage of drugs in government health care facilities.

Kadoma City Health Services Director, Dr Daniel Chirundu complained over failure by the government to provide funding to cover up for free treatment services after it scrapped user fees for children under 5 and expectant mothers.

Acting Chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care, Honourable Dingilizwe Tshuma pledged to push for the 15 percent budgetary vote towards the health ministry.

The committee wound up business with a tour of a single squalor settlement known as SQS in Kadoma, which has a burdened sewer reticulation system owing to overcrowding.