By Bruce Chahwanda
The model of Stoneridge Health Centre will be replicated in 30 other communities across the country as the Second Republic accelerates provision of health care services to the citizenry.
The Stoneridge community is well aware of the benefits that will come with health centre which is fully furnished with modern medical equipment.
Vice President, General (Retired) Dr Constantino Chiwenga, who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care, said completion of the health facility proves the effectiveness of public private partnerships.
“This is part of a broad programme by the government of Zimbabwe to construct 30 rural centres and district hospitals. Under the NMS infrastructure loan facility, we are set to come up with more projects so as to improve the quality of life of our people,” he said.
NMS Infrastructure Country Director, Mr Ian McLean and British Deputy Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ms Geraldine Callahan concurred the project will improve lives in the surrounding communities.
“It is an honour for a British firm to play an important role in the promotion of health delivery systems through supporting medical infrastructure. These structures have been constructed and supervised by local citizens,” McLean said.
Besides a modern furnished clinic, 40 ambulances were also unveiled for onward distribution to other health institutions across the country, while 100 more ambulances are being procured.