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Kwekwe General Hospital refurbishment complete

Story by Tafara Chikumira

THE Kwekwe General Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is now fully functional after the institution installed respiratory ventilation machines during a massive refurbishment of the health facility.

The Second Republic continues to score major success stories in the health delivery sector, with the latest being Kwekwe General Hospital which now boasts of new facilities that are expected to improve health delivery in the town and surrounding areas.

A functional ICU and a 40-bed private ward are now open to the public after a public-private partnership with Sables Chemicals.

“We are very grateful to our partners for helping us reach this far. Most importantly, our government came in handy in equipping this Hospital. We are now faced with the task to construct the doctors’ quarters that were razed down by fire,” said Kwekwe General Hospital Superintendent, Dr Patricia Mapanda.

Government says it will continue to improve healthcare services in the country.

“The Second Republic under the able and visionary leadership of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Dr Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa developed the National Development Strategy One which underpins the attainment of Vision 2030 of a prosperous and empowered upper-middle-income society by 2030 and disbursing Devolution funds to all local authorities in Zimbabwe to accelerate the attainment of this vision.

“I am reliably informed that staff houses at Kwekwe General Hospital were burnt in 2012 and that efforts to build a 25 X 2 roomed flat estimated at US$98 000 are underway. My office will work hard to ensure the completion of this project as it will attract more critical specialised consultants like anaesthetists, General Surgeons, Physicians, Orthopaedic surgeons and Ultra sonographers,” said Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Owen Ncube.

Kwekwe General Hospital is a referral centre for Silobela, Gokwe North and South, Zhombe as well as Kadoma District in Mashonaland West province.

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