Health services amendment bill

Lawrence Lifa |  4 months ago | top

Health practitioners and other stakeholders have expressed divergent views during a public hearing in Mutare towards the Health Services Amendment Bill. While some participants declined pronouncement of the health services as an essential service among other provisions saying it restricts health works from expressing their grievances, some seconded the same saying it guarantees service delivery in the health sector thereby saving lives. Meanwhile Acting Chairperson of the parliamentary committee on health and child care Honourable Mathiaus Tongofa said they noted all concerns, further applauded the high turnout and participation by people in Mutare. The health services bill seeks to align the health service act to the constitution by designating the health service as a commission and provides for functions of such Commission.