The sad queue for the kidney machine - part three
It seems that our vice-president Joyce Mujuru, sometimes spoken of as our possible next President, is a Moses Moyo reader. Last Wednesday she called a meeting of health ministry officials and hospital managers, to discuss the lack of kidney machines - and, according to my source, Joyce went ballistic!
She said: "My heart bleeds when I read (presumably on this blog) that people are suffering because there are no dialysis machines at Mpilo Central Hospital, when I know I donated some to that institution."
She was referring, of course, to the 54 machines, donated by the Swedish government, which three years later have still not been installed. "This is the sort of ineptitude we always have to complain about," stormed Joyce.
My source at the meeting tells me that the stumbling block remains the fact that no agreement for maintenance of the machines has been signed.
Meanwhile Joyce waxed eloquent. "There are some people I know personally who have died as a result of the problem," she told the meeting.
Joyce, we all know people personally who have died because of your government's ineptitude. And it's stupidity. And its cruelty. But thanks for reading us.