Mnangagwa’s Air Ambulances Missing As Cholera Patients Treated Under Trees
15 January 2024
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By Health Reporter- President Emerson Mnangagwa showcased Russian-made air ambulances last year as a vital addition to Zimbabwe’s emergency response capabilities.

However, as the nation grapples with a resurgence of cholera, the absence of these helicopters, touted as life-saving assets, has become glaringly apparent.

Cholera, thought to be eradicated, has surged with over 8,000 reported cases, straining the already fragile healthcare system, especially in remote areas.

In the face of this crisis, the promised air ambulances could play a crucial role, whisking critically ill patients to better-equipped facilities and potentially saving lives.

The current silence on their whereabouts, amid justifications ranging from maintenance to pilot training, feels like a betrayal of trust.

The optics are stark: symbols of international goodwill standing idle while a preventable disease wreaks havoc.

Questions arise about whether these helicopters were genuinely intended for public health emergencies or merely a political display of international influence.
The cholera crisis demands transparency.

Zimbabweans deserve answers about why these supposedly life-saving tools remain grounded while loved ones fight for survival.

The air ambulances, once symbols of hope, now serve as metaphors for Zimbabwe’s challenges – a nation with potential yet grappling with preventable tragedies due to systemic inequities.

True leadership is tested not in grand displays but in everyday struggles.

The fight against cholera will reveal Zimbabwe’s heroes, defined not by gleaming metal but by an unwavering commitment to serve, heal, and save lives.