Zim's Blood Bank Hit By Salary Delays

“This memo serves to inform you to expect salary delays this month. The service is experiencing cash flow challenges due to delayed payments by government hospitals,” read part of the memorandum written to employees which Radio VOP is in possession of.

The NBSZ has also failed to hold its Annual General Meeting, which is usually held at the end of June.

In a memorandum to its blood donor members, NBSZ chairperson George Smith said the crucial meeting to review the organisation’s operations had been postponed because some key documents needed for use at the AGM had not been finalised on time.

Last year, NBSZ was left with egg on its face after a former senior NBSZ worker alleged that the national blood bank could have jeopardized people’s lives by administering tainted blood, a charge which NBSZ disputed while it launched investigations into Emmanuel Masvikeni, the former employee’s claims.