Lockdown: Gwanda clinics stop immunisation (NewsDay)
WOMEN seeking immunisation services for their children are reportedly being turned away at clinics in Gwanda, Matabeleland South province, exposing them to the risk of contracting childhood diseases.
By NQOBANI NDLOVU
The claims were made by women’s rights lobby group, Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (Walpe), citing Phakama Clinic in the Matabeleland South capital as an example.
According to Walpe, nurses were citing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions as an excuse to stay immunisation services that are necessary for child health and prevention against diseases.