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Government Pledges to Mobilise Resources to Reduce Health Budget Deficit

Government Pledges to Mobilise Resources to Reduce Health Budget Deficit

Last Friday, November 10, the Prime Minister, Adriano Maleiane, gave assurances that the Executive is mobilizing more financial resources to solve the problem of the State Budget (OE) deficit in the country’s health sector.

Speaking to health professionals working at the Niassa provincial hospital in Lichinga, he said that the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is sensitive to the concerns of the staff and will find a solution as soon as possible.

“The Minister [of Health] Armindo Tiago demands, every day, that the budget be increased because the situation is difficult and, naturally, the MEF will, as far as possible, find a solution,” said Maleiane, quoted by Rádio Moçambique.

The hospital’s employees and health workers complained to the prime minister about the lack of working tools, goods and services, as well as the shortage of operating funds.

In response, Maleiane reiterated that, as far as possible, the MEF would provide funds for the purchase of medicines.

This year, the State Budget allocated around 23 million meticais to the Lichinga provincial hospital, an amount earmarked for its operation, goods and services, which was exhausted last September, given the health unit’s requalification requirements.

At the same meeting, the director-general of the Lichinga provincial hospital, Eduardo Mandua, pointed out that the budget deficit negatively affects the hospital’s operation, explaining that “with the lack of funds, our activities are not carried out to perfection. Even so, we continue to do what we can”.


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