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Zimbabwe: Civic Society Organisation Worried Over Govt Covid-19 Vaccination Program

Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) under the flagship of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition have expressed concern over what they termed an attempt by the government to sideline vulnerable citizens from the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

In a statement, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) spokesperson Marvelous Khumalo said the coalition is worried by the pronouncements as it leaves ordinary citizens.The move to sideline ordinary Zimbabweans who cannot access medical care in light of the economic rot in the country amounts to a silent genocide," said Khumalo.It is a known fact that over the years, Zimbabwe's health sector has been in the intensive care unit and ordinary Zimbabweans have had to bear the brunt of a failed health care system," he said Khumalo said the Covid-19 pandemic has further exposed the rot within the health sector and it is highly irresponsible for the government to prioritize political elites while sidelining vulnerable citizens.p Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) under the flagship of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition have expressed concern over what they termed an attempt by the government to sideline vulnerable citizens from the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

"Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition is disturbed by the apparent attempt by the government to sideline vulnerable citizens from the Covid-19 vaccination programme while reserving the vaccines for the political elite." He added "The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition would like to remind the government of its obligation to provide health care services to citizens as set out under Section 76 of the Zimbabwean constitution.

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