Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who is also the Health Minister revealed that the government was speeding up procurement of personal protective equipment for the health employees.
On Tuesday during the Cabinet Chiwenga says President Emmerson Mnangagwa changes the Ministry of Health and Child Care to transform the health sector by introducing that work in the national interest.
“Government has approved the introduction of four pillars in the health delivery system namely:
Pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals product manufacturing; biomedical engineering, targeting the manufacturing of ventilators, hospital beds, and other essential equipment; biomedical science and laboratory science, incorporating research on pathogens and the manufacturing of consumables such as reagents; and Public Health Strategy and Guidelines Formulation,” Chiwenga said.
The revamping of the health system is expected to result in robust medical services.
Meanwhile, the government assured the public that it is putting in place measures for health workers to resume work as they are critical in combating Covid-19.
“Cabinet assures members of the public that measures are being put in place to ensure that health workers return to work, as the success of implementing the COVID-19 response is hinges on the availability of health staff. Acquisition of Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) for health workers and front-liners is being prioritized,” Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said.
Meanwhile, she also briefed the media that once all modalities are put in place, November examinations will go ahead as schools are set to open.
“Regarding Primary and Secondary Education, Cabinet notes that the sector is continuing with its preparations for the re-opening of schools for final examination classes.”
“The developed and approved guidelines that were put in place for the June 2020 examinations will be used for the holding of the final examinations in November/December,” she said.