Zimbabwe’s government has announced plans to start offering free treatment to cancer patients, reports state-run ZBC Radio.
Health Minister Obadiah Moyo is quoted as saying to the radio station that cancer had overtaken HIV/Aids as the main cause of death in the country.
Last year, some NGOs warned that Zimbabwe’s health sector was in a “precarious” state.
Former President Robert Mugabe was known for going to Singapore to get his own medical treatment.
Current Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga is following a similar trend of not getting treatment for his undisclosed illness inside Zimbabwe, instead going to South Africa and then China,reports The Herald newspaper.