doctor solomon guramatunhu at work 18-08-10.jpgThe Zimbabwe Medical Association says it will this Saturday offer free treatment to the underprivileged at designated clinics in some parts of the country.

The social responsibility programme by doctors who are members of the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) will sew patients with various ailments treated for free.

ZIMA President, Dr Enock Tatira said their programme is aimed at the poor and marginalised who cannot afford the fees charged by medical institutions.

He said there are a number of partners in the pharmaceutical industry who have come on board to supply medical drugs for the exercise to be conducted on the 2nd of October.

“Preparations for the exercise are already at an advanced stage and we are only waiting for the patients to come. Everything is now in place and we want people who are seeking treatment to come in their numbers,” said Dr Tatira.

Dr Alfred Mamsa and Dr Munyaradzi Dobbie who are also members said they are going to ensure that all those with complicated cases who are going to seek treatment are going to be referred to major hospitals for further treatment.

“We are aware that there are people who are going to come with ailments that might need more attention. We are going to put them in the system so that they get treatment,” said Dr Dobbie.

In Harare, free treatment will be offered at Glen View Poly Clinic, with Mzilikazi clinic being the designated centre in Bulawayo.

In other cities free treatment is available at Kwekwe’s  Amaveni Clinic, Chiredzi’s Chingele Clinic and at Mutare’s Odzi Clinic at a date that is yet to be announced.