By Elizabeth Nyaguyo
Sex workers in Murambinda District under Buhera have requested for their own hospital where they will be able to get medical service without fear and help any time.
In a National AIDS Council (NAC) Media Tour in Murambinda, sex workers raised alarm over the need of their own hospital or clinic that specifically cater for them only.
“We want our own clinic here in Murambinda that only cater for sex workers because at times people are ending up dying due to sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) because we do not have money to buy medicines in pharmacies so we want to be treated freely.
“Some instances are that some of the members do not like to be disclosed so they can die due to fear of going to a public clinic to collect medicines,” said one woman who refused to be disclosed.
Another sex worker said some areas around the country have got their own clinics that give people free medical services but Murambinda does not have one.
“Chipinge, Mutare and Rusape they have SESHA which helps sex workers but here in Murambinda we do not have any so we want our own clinic.
“Government should consider us because our business is not a lucrative one, look at our mission hospital only reception is US$6 where can I get such money from,” said Margaret Musora.
Another sex worker added that the Government should make sure if they cannot build a clinic or a hospital, they should send nurses that will help them.
“Ministry of health should send nurses that will work at the mission hospital but they should be treating us only that will be better if they cannot build us a hospital.
“We want our own clinic like other communities even if we cannot get a clinic but these health cedars should come weekly or twice a month to treat us freely it is better,” said Tafadzwa Dhinga