Day By Day

Friday, September 30, 2005

Zimbabwe Update -- The Health Care System is Crumbling

More bad news out of Mad Bobby Mugabe's terror state.

AP reports:

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe's state-run hospitals can't afford medicines and equipment because of foreign currency shortages and have had to turn away patients, a government newspaper reported Wednesday.

The Herald quoted Tendai Nyakuedzwa, a laboratory scientist at Chitungwiza General Hospital, as saying the foreign currency shortage had left the hospital unable to import materials to test for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. He also said equipment to test patients' responses to medication had been out of order for over a year.

Read it here.

Things just keep getting worse.

No comments: