HARARE – The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has launched a mobile clinic and an occupational health centre in Harare.
NSSA used to run a similar service two decades ago but the equipment has become obsolete.
The social security authority has acquired a state-of-the-art mobile health clinic which will regulate and control occupational diseases.
The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Prisca Mupfumira commissioned the equipment saying it will be essential in informing and shaping government policy to fulfill its constitutional mandate.
The Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa encouraged other stakeholders to give workers efficient and effective surveillance of their health.
International Labour Organisation representative Adolphus Chinomwe noted that the majority of workplace accidents and diseases are preventable.
The surveillance mobile clinic seeks to screen workers who are at risk of contracting diseases at the workplace and has direct benefits in diagnosing diseases early. – zbc