Zimbabwe is reportedly set to recruit at least a hundred specialist doctors from Cuba to deal with what the Minister of Health and Child Care calls a serious shortage of specialist doctors.
David Pari-ren-yatwa said the country was hoping to deploy the doctors to mostly provincial hospitals with a plan that at least five specialists will be on call.
This is as opposition leader and former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, says he is responding well to what has been described as a routine medical procedure, after being airlifted to South Africa last week.
Reports last week indicated that the 65-year-old had fallen ill during an MDC Alliance strategic meeting on Thursday.
The report said he had returned to Harare, where his condition had worsened, leading to him being airlifted to SA in the early hours of Friday.