Hospital owed $250 000

District Acting Medical Officer, Dr Itai Matibiri, revealed that local residents owe the district hospital more than $250 000 in unpaid treatment bills.

“It’s very unfortunate that residents owe us more than $250 000. We do our billing system well. We know how much residents owe us, but we have no mechanism to enforce the payments,” said Matibiri.

He added that the ballooning debt had been impeding operations at the hospital.

“Besides buying medicine, we need money for our laundry and linen and other essential services,” he said.

Dr Matibiri ruled out chances of hiring debt collectors and said the ministry of Health and Child Welfare had a social responsibility to ensure that the nation had enough drugs which were accessible to everyone.

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