HARARE: Pharmaceutical equipment and essential medicines worth up to US$20 million have arrived in Zimbabwe and will soon be destributed to state owned medical facilities, government said.

This is expected to improve the status of the public health delivery system in the country.

The first consignment under this facility, worth US$2,5 million, arrived in the country on Thursday and Saturday.
A second US$20 million facility of more medicines and equipment is being finalised to ensure supplies keep arriving after the delivery of the full US$20 million first batch.
Speaking about the development, a government official Mr George Guvamatanga said authorities are doing all they could to improve social services.

“Medicines have started arriving in the country and we anticipate more to come in the coming weeks and months, so we are prioritising social services, that is health and education,” he said.