A consignment of $25 million worth of medicines and surgical sundries is on the way from India and is expected to help ease the challenges being faced in the health sector.

Following an arrangement entered into by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Indian government, the Asian country is now delivering on its pledge.

The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obediah Moyo announced the development when he briefed the media in Harare this Tuesday evening.

Also giving an update on the doctors’ strike, Minister Moyo said dialogue is the way forward.

“I have already met the other representatives of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) and as government, we are ready and willing to meet the other group to find a solution,” said Dr Moyo.

Meanwhile, members of the public and patients have appealed to doctors to reconsider their demands of payment in US dollars.

A snap survey conducted in Harare this Tuesday showed that there was partial withdrawal of services by some junior resident medical officers (JRMOs) and senior resident medical officers (SRMOs) at Harare Central Hospital and Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals but patients were being attended to by senior doctors.

While patients were being attended to at casualty and emergency departments, there seemed to be no rounds by doctors taking place in the wards.