Government eyes latest technologies for hospitals

By ZBC Reporter
ACTING President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga has forwarded a state of the art mobile x-ray unit to the Angel of Hope Foundation for onward submission to the Ministry of Health and Child Care through a development targeted to enhance service delivery at public hospitals.
The mobile diagnostic X-ray unit presented to Angel of Hope Foundation through the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa at Zimbabwe house this Monday, comes as an important step towards improving the performance of the health sector.
While presenting the machine, Acting President Chiwenga said he was moved by the work being done by the Angel of Hope Foundation.
“We went looking for the equipment after having seen the commendable work that you are doing here, we want the foundation to not only be the `Angel of Hope but to be an Angel of reality,” he said.
This move comes as a stride from depending on traditional X-ray machines currently being used by most health institutions across the country. The latest technology spells out new and efficient methods to diagnose cases and timeously present results.
While accepting the donation, the First Lady who is also the country’s health ambassador, expressed gratitude saying the mobile X-ray equipment will benefit communities that were facing challenges in accessing access x-ray services.
Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo applauded the commitment shown towards improving the health sector.
“This will make life much easier for all our radiological services. It is a digital model, the latest, which means we no longer need to bear the hassle of x-ray plates. It can also be linked to remote sites were radiologists will be able to read the image and be able to come up with a report,” he said.
There is also a commitment by authorities to ensure that more such equipment will be sourced to cater for all referral hospitals across the country.