Zimbabwe’s central hospitals are now equipped with six months supplies of medicines, as government moves to improve the welfare of Zimbabweans, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.
The President was speaking at the handover of medicines and medical equipment worth US$2 million which he sourced from the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to the National Pharmaceutical Company on Thursday.
The donation follows President Mnangagwa’s visit to the UAE early this year.
He applauded the gulf country for committing to establish a medical factory in Zimbabwe, saying Government will also continue working towards quality and accessible health care for all.
“The supply we received will last for 6 months and the other batch will come soon because we did not want the supplies to expire,” he said.
UAE’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mahash Saeed Alhameli said his country is committed to assisting Zimbabwe in various areas of cooperation.
“We are very happy to help our brothers and sisters in Zimbabwe with these medical supplies. Though l stay in Pretoria, Zimbabwe falls within the area which the embassy covers and we are looking forward to bringing more next year,” he said.