Government says it remains committed to the creation of beneficial partnerships with the private sector towards the provision of quality health services across the country.
Governmentâ€™s commitment towards mutually beneficial relationships with the private sector to enhance health service delivery comes at the back of increased efforts towards effective implementation of the public private partnerships in all sectors of the society.
Officiating at the handover of an ambulance valued at US$45 000 by Zimplats to St Michaelâ€™s Mission Hospital in Mhondoro-Ngezi, the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr Douglas Mombeshora encouraged the private sector to prioritise quality health service provision in their social responsibility programmes.
â€œHealth service provision is no longer confined to the central government alone, but has since taken a multi-sectoral approach, therefore the government continues to advocate for public private partnerships,â€ saidÂ Dr Mombeshora.Â Â
In a speech at the handover ceremony, Zimplats representative Mr Stanley Segula pledged the companyâ€™s continued commitment to partnering government in improving the livelihoods of people in marginalised communities.
â€œWe are committed to work closely with government in improving the livelihoods of rural communities through the implementation of sustainable economic initiatives as well as health care services,â€ Mr Segula said.
Member of the House of Assembly for Mhondoro-Ngezi, Cde Bright Matonga welcomed the assistance which he said is going to enhance service delivery at the institution.
â€œThe hospital has been facing challenges in transferring patients to referral centres such as Harare Hospital. With the coming in of this assistance we believe service delivery s going to be enhanced,â€ said Cde Matonga.