Vice President General (Retd) Constantino Chiwenga says government is working on enhancing and ensuring that its workers get access to health care services.

Addressing a press briefing this afternoon, Chiwenga said access to healthcare is one of the most important non-monetary benefits extended by the Government to its employees.

“This benefit is extended through Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS), which was started in 1930 by civil servants under the name Public Service Medical Aid Society. The core business of PSMAS is therefore to serve the health needs of civil servants,” he said.

He added that the government supports each employee who chooses to become a member of PSMAS by paying 80% (eighty percent of his or her subscription to the Society. An amount of USD$5 million dollars equivalent to a month is paid by Government as employer contributions to PSMAS. This translates to USD$60 million dollars equivalent annually.