Members from the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) will be carrying out a social responsibility outreach programme this weekend at selected centres across the country, to assist the less privileged members of society have access to health care.
Addressing a media briefing at the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) head office in Harare, the organisationâ€™s Secretary General Dr Tapiwa Bwakura said doctors affiliated to ZIMA will be holding the outreach day on Saturday the 20th at various centres across the country.
â€œThe initiative is meant to assist the less privileged members of society as most of them cannot afford consultation charges required by doctors.
The recent typhoid outbreak is also another area of concern to us so we will be taking the time to also educate people about the disease.
In Harare the outreach will be conducted at Kuwadzana polyclinic, in Bulawayo at Emakhandeni clinic, in Kwekwe at Mbizo 2 clinic, in Chiredzi at Keter polyclinic and at Tsonzo rural health centre in Manicaland,â€ noted Dr Bwakura.
Dr Bwakura said a number of pharmaceutical companies have come on board to assist ZIMA and have supplied various items including drugs and medical sundries and consumables.
The Zimbabwe National Army has also pledged to second their medical staff to assist ZIMA doctors the various centres.