US$100k towards Wilkins Hospital refurbishment

By ZBC Reporter
THE Chinese business community has donated more than 100 thousand United States dollars worth of building material for upgrading Wilkins Hospital in Harare in the face of the threat posed by coronavirus.
In a major development set to ensure the country is ready to respond to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Chinese business community has availed building material worth more than 100 thousand United States dollars for the upgrade of Wilkins Hospital.
Speaking at the launch of the project in Harare this Thursday, a representative of the Chinese Business Community Mr Zhou Xaegong said the intervention is based on the existing strong ties between the two countries.
“We thought it is prudent for us as the Chinese business community to intervene in helping Zimbabwe so that it prepares in preventing Covid 19,” he said.
Harare Deputy Mayor Councillor Enoch Mupamawonde applauded the Chinese government for the kind gesture.
“The Government of China is always on our side and we are grateful for such concern. As the city council, we are thankful and grateful. We will continue to work hard to make our nation hygienic,” said Mupamawonde.
Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo also welcomed the assistance from the Chinese government.
“We appreciate the support we are getting from the Chinese Government. I want also to thank the Chinese Government for speedily dealing with Covid 19 within a short space of time. Wilkins is our centre of isolation. As government it’s our plan and as government we are there as custodians of health facilities…. I really appreciate your efforts and work is already in progress at Wilkins Hospital,” said the minister.
Zimbabwe has no confirmed case of Covid – 19 but is already putting in place precautionary measures.