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PPPs pay off in health sector

By Innocent Nxumalo

PUBLIC Private  Partnerships  in the  health  sector  continue  to bear  fruit  with  massive  investments  being  directed  towards critical medical equipment and supplies.

Access to critical health equipment like oxygen machines and medical laboratories is gaining momentum , thanks to collaborated effort by government and private investors.

The  latest  investment at North Haven Medical Centre in Beitbridge highlights  the pivotal  role  of  the private  sector  bolster  standards  within the  health sector, according to Beitbridge-East legislator Hon. Albert Nguluvhe who officially opened the Centre this weekend .

“Such contributions are in line with government vision of attaining an upper-middle income economy where everyone has access to improved healthcare. We encourage entrepreneurs to come on board,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the private sector, North Haven Medical Centre founder, Dr Aram Magodora noted that the sector   remains committed  to supporting government policies.

“As an entrepreneur, I saw a need as I am part of this community. This facility is not competing with public health institutions, but is meant to save lives by providing specialised equipment,” he noted.

In its 2023 national budget, government emphasised a private sector-led economy to ensure improved efficiency in all sectors.

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