Healthcare institutions should embrace new technology to improve the country’s health delivery system, a senior Government official has said. Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said the adoption of new technologies offered healthcare institutions the potential to address challenges related to rising costs, uneven quality and inadequate access.
He said this during the launch of new medical equipment by Mindray and Medirite, two Chinese companies that specialise in the manufacture of medical devices.
“The Government through its economic blueprint -Zim-Asset – recognises the importance of a healthy population and use of current technology in delivering health services,” Dr Gwinji said.
“As a ministry, we want to commend and congratulate private players like Mindray and Medirite for taking up opportunities availed by Zim-Asset to ensure that our health facilities are equipped with new technology which improves health service delivery.”
He said the new medical technology will go a long way in advancing the country’s medical equipment in line with global technology trends.
Speaking at the same event, Mindray Laboratory Products Africa division sales manager Mr Jeff Gui said new technology could help spur the growth of the country’s healthcare sector.The company has been operating in Zimbabwe for the past six years.