Part of Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals is being partitioned to accommodate covid 19 cases

By Zbc Reporter
A section of Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals is being partitioned to accommodate covid 19 cases to ensure that all those who will require hospitalization will be catered for.
Tthe section that has been demarcated to cater for Covid -19 cases will have 425 beds, 37 intensive care units and sixty pediatric beds.
Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obediah Moyo visited the hospital this Sunday afternoon and was briefed by the hospital’s clinical director Dr Aspect Maunganidze on progress made so far.
Similar arrangements are also being made for all the provinces so that covid 19 treatment will be decentralised across the country.
‘Work to convert part of Parirenyatwa Hospitals into a covid-19 treatment facility is expected to be complete soon since the institution already has facilities to treat Covid-19 as all its beds have an oxygen delivery point, 13 theatres which are operational, a 10-bed High dependency Unit, a 10-bed intensive care unit and a secondary set of theatres, which are all set up for ventilation,’ said Dr Moyo.
The number of covid 19 cases in Africa is increasing, with more than eleven thousand cases and 500 deaths having been reported in 52 African countries. Out of the 52 countries that have reported cases, 41 have recorded local transmission while 9 countries still have imported cases only.
Zimbabwe now has now registerd 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including three deaths.