The Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare is working on legislation to ensure that the majority of Zimbabweans access health insurance.

According to available statistics, most Zimbabweans have no access to health insurance.

It is believed that the existing medical aid societies all combined just cover less than 10 percent of the population in formal employment while some may be employed but are not covered by medical insurance.

It is against this background that the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare is working towards a new national insurance policy to cover both the formal and informal sector as well as those not employed.

The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Cde Prisca Mupfumira says the work covered so far should see the bill being enacted end of this year to ensure a healthy nation.

Lack of access to medical aid and other health insurance due to lack of affordability has led to many suffering at home while others go out of their way to seek help from traditional herbalists and practitioners, sometimes with heavy consequences.

Cde Mupfumira says the expected national health insurance should be accessible even to farm workers to ensure a healthy nation.

With the anticipated enactment of the National Health Insurance Bill, it is hoped that life will become a lot easier for Zimbabweans as ways will be found to make the insurance affordable.