Vice President Kembo Mohadi tours Wilkins to assess progress on its refurbishment

By Zbc Reporter
Vice-President Kembo Mohadi, who chairs the Inter-Ministerial taskforce on Covid-19, has toured Wilkins hospital to assess progress on its refurbishment, with the health facility expected to re-open by next week.
Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial taskforce on Covid-19 Vice-President Kembo Mohadi who was accompanied by his deputy, Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, health and child care minister Dr Obediah Moyo and his deputy Dr John Mangwiro and Harare city health director Dr Prosper Chonzi, among others, toured the wing that has been converted to accommodate the second ward which will be used to manage mild covid cases.
The delegation proceeded to the main ward which will cater for those requiring critical care.
The section now has ten high dependency and intensive care beds. A four tonne liquid oxygen system is being installed in the main wing to boost oxygen capacity.
Speaking after the tour, Vice President Mohadi expressed satisfaction with the refurbishment carried out to date.
‘As of this Saturday, the country had conducted 547 covid-19 tests, with 14 coming out positive. The vice president said the issue of testing is critical and hopes are high that with the arrival of pcr kits, testing will be decentralized,’ said VP Mohadi.
The Wilkins upgrade has transformed the facility into a world-class hospita