Ambulance boost for Mashonaland Central

By Tapiwa Machemedze

DISASTER response and health delivery is set to improve in Mashonaland Central Province after four ambulances were handed over to the Ministry of Health and Child Care

Mbire, Muzarabani, Guruve and Mazowe districts have been prioritised in the distribution of ambulances handed over to the Ministry of Health and Child Care by Mashonaland Central Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Senator Monica Mavhunga in Bindura this Thursday.

“As a province we have eight districts, four are left and we exepect in the short time coming we will have ambulances to put there, we looked at districts that have challenges, like Mbire District where there is no district hospital and we have the Zambezi escarpment were there are many accidents,” said Senator Mavhunga.

Mashonaland Central Provincial Medical Director, Dr. Cremence Tshuma highlighted that the ambulances are expected to improve emergency response in line with government’s thrust to improve service delivery in the health sector.

“This is basically a moving theater and it has all the equipment to make sure that a person remains alive  in the case of emergencies,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mashonaland Central Province has recorded 317 suspected cases of measles and 39 confirmed cases, with parents being urged to ensure their children are vaccinated.

The measles vaccinations are being conducted in all districts after an outbreak which has claimed 698 lives in the country as of the 6th of this month.