Stop vaccination cards pilferage, Govt told

A PUBLIC policy thinktank, the Zimbabwe Democratic Institute (ZDI) urges Government to plug the leakage of COVID-19 vaccination cards.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) arrested several people nurses mostly, across the country who sold the vaccination cards at USD30.
“In view of a crucial role played by a well-organized public healthcare delivery system in advancing sustainable development, the ZDI in line with its aim to advance democracy, development, good governance and human rights in Zimbabwe recommends
utting in place adequate security measures and close loophole in the issuance of Covid-19 cards,”ZDI said in its latest Access to Public Health Monitoring Report.
ZDI also said Government should immediately address challenges faced by public healthcare centres visited by Health and Child Care Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro.
“The government through deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Dr John Mangwiro this September has visited a number of public health facilities across the country. This comes against a background of an unprecedented deterioration of the country’s healthcare infrastructure coupled with healthcare personnel brain drain,” ZDI added.
On 14 September 2021, Dr Mangwiro toured Hauna District Hospital on what the ministry said was a visit “to familiarise with the hospital’s operations and challenges being encountered.” The deputy minister visited the Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital on 16 September 2021 to assess the health facility’s Covid-19 isolation centre and other

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