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New clinic for Lower Gweru

New clinic for Lower Gweru

Story by Tafara Chikumira

GOVERNMENT has commissioned a new health facility in the Vungu area of the Midlands in what has been described as one of the greatest achievements of the Second Republic in the province.

70-year-old Gogo Magerate Ncube has developed a chronic condition not surprising for someone of her age.

Gogo Ncube and other villagers had given up on quality health care but they now have a modern clinic nearby, thanks to the Second Republic’s inclusive development agenda.

“I am a BP patient who requires regular check-ups and medication. It was difficult going to the nearest clinic at Ruby. Sometimes we couldn’t cross the river which will be flooded during the rainy season,” she said.

“I am very happy that I have managed to give birth here. It was going to be very difficult for me to afford the cost of going to hospital,” said one of the beneficiaries.

Another added, “It’s the desire for most professionals, especially of young age to work in town in search of modern facilities but for Impali staff, the mindset has shifted.”

Impali Clinic representative, Sister Salafina Mashavakure said, “Things are now looking very good at our new clinic here. We have piped water and power from the solar systems. We also have enough staff to manage the clinic. This means we are not going to lose more patients trying to transport them to big hospitals. However, we just request for the upgrade of our roads.”

The government says the provision of quality healthcare across the country remains a key priority under the Second Republic.

Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Owen Ncube said, “The President is very clear on what needs to be done to the people of Zimbabwe. We are not going to rest until every corner has been reached. He is a man with a vision to prosper this country.”

The Impali Clinic project was made possible through the government’s devolution funds and the Zimbabwe National Army, which provided skilled personnel for the construction of the clinic.

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