In Zimbabwe, hospitals battle with Mugabe’s legacy

In Zimbabwe, hospitals battle with Mugabe’s legacy 1

For Zimbabwe’s doctors, few institutions reflect their country’s decay under Robert Mugabe than their public hospitals, once vaunted but now under-equipped and crumbling. Lack of supplies and short-staffing have hit most Zimbabwe hospitals as the country struggles with economic crisis Latex gloves serve as urine bags, operating rooms lack light bulbs and patients are often required to refuel their own ambulances, medics say. Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at age 95, may have swept to power as a liberation hero, but his rule was marked by economic collapse…

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