Officials at Chimoio Provincial hospital told The Zimbabwean on Tuesday that they were overwhelmed by ever increasing number of Zimbabweans seeking cheaper medical treatment at the centre.
“We have enough staff, but we are being overwhelmed by patients coming from Zimbabwe to seek cheaper medical care,” said a local medical practitioner.
Chimoio Hospital charges R5 for tooth extraction while dentists in Zimbabwe charge no less than US$30 for the same service.
Evans Manhanga from Vumba in Manicaland said he chose to visit Chimoio Hospital after he failed to raise enough money to consult local doctors.
“I was left with no choice but to visit Mozambique for treatment. It’s affordable here because I was given drugs at a low cost, compared to local hospitals where there are no drugs or qualified medical practitioners,” said Manhanga.Post published in: News