The sad queue for the kidney machine - part two
It seems my story has kicked deputy minister of health Edwin Muguti into action. Watch out for an announcement that 54 new dialysis machines will soon be coming on stream.
Apparently in July 2004 the Swedish government delivered these 54 machines to Zimbabwe - but they were not installed because the government wanted the Swedes to promise to pay all maintenance costs. Muguti is believed to have been planning to reveal the machines in the run up to possible elections next year. But now he may produce them sooner, to counter the ever more frequent stories of medical melt-down in the country.
If so, then his motives may be questionable, but at least it would be good news for the people in the queues.