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Govt Repairs X-ray Machine Which Broke Down Four Years Ago

Govt Repairs X-ray Machine Which Broke Down Four Years Ago

The government has repaired an X-ray machine at Hurungwe District Hospital in Karoi town which broke down four years ago.

The absence of an x-ray at the institution was forcing patients to seek services from private health institutions.

Hurungwe district medical officer Munyaradzi Wilbur Chidaushe told NewsDay that the machine was pivotal for tuberculosis detection in patients in the Hurungwe district. Chidaushe said:

I can confirm that the X-ray machine is now working. I must hasten to say this is a relief to many accident victims along the Karoi-Chirundu Highway. They can now access X-ray services at cheaper prices than the private sector.

The machine will assist TB patients as Hurungwe’s referral hospital covers 32 outlying areas, including the Chirundu Border Post.

The repair of the X-ray machine came after the hospital recently received a consignment of TB drugs in the form of fixed-dose combination medicines (or fixed-dose combination [FDC] medicines).

Chidaushe added that with the X-ray machine now working, it’s easy to make follow-ups and curb drug resistance TB among patients.

The government has often been accused of not doing enough to resuscitate the collapsed health sector.

Critics cite the issue of cancer machines as an example of government negligence. 

There are only two public facilities with the capacity to offer radiotherapy treatment in Zimbabwe and these are:

1). the Radiotherapy Centre at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, which caters for the population in the northern part of the country, and

2). the Radiotherapy Centre at Mpilo Central Hospital, designated for the Southern part of Zimbabwe.

Parirenyatwa has three (3) radiotherapy machines. However, since January 17, 2022, radiotherapy services have not been available at Parirenyatwa due to equipment breakdown. Both the spares and the engineers to fix the machinery are not available locally.

Oncocare Zimbabwe is the only private facility currently offering radiotherapy treatment in the country.

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6 Comments

Ngonaya ngonaya 2 months ago

Good job..


4yrs 2 months ago

4 ma calendars 😲😲


GAZEBO 2 months ago

PA XRAY VAITA ZVAKANAKA CHAIZVO KWASARAWO KUNO KU CHIPINGE DISTRICT HOSPITAL XRAY YAKASOFA KARE VANHU TATAMBURA


Worzell Gummidge 2 months ago

@Gazzebo & @Ngonaya. You both exhibit traits of reverse evolution. It's appears you have learnt to love your shackles and to express gratitude to your slave masters. You deign to thank the Ministry of Health for taking Four years to fix one X-Ray machine. How long will it take to fix 10 X-Ray machines? Probably 40 years.

You can't thank government for doing exactly what they are supposed to do. After all it's their duty and they are doing a shoddy job for which they aught to be fired.

When Hopewell Chin'ono talks about broken equipment in hospitals, Zany Pf arrests him and places him on indefinite remand, instead of embracing the truth. The Health Services Board @ Parirenyatwa purchased for itself some top of the range Range Rover's instead of buying X-RAY scanners & Radiotherapy equipment.

Shockingly, some barefooted dimwits are expressing heartfelt gratitude to the crooks who destroyed the health sector in the first place. Service delivery is not a favour - It's a right. The right to health is a government obligation & not charity

Klux kk 2 months ago

...and Hurungwe is a Zanupf stronghold


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

All this shows the rot Zimbabwe Government has in its Healthcare system. If this x Ray machine was repairable why did it take 4 years to repair.

For how long shall it take the authorities that be to take remedial action in this ministry ?

[ ONE DEATH IS ONE TOO MANY ].

[ CITIZENS MUST REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE CCC POLITICAL PARTY FOR REAL CHANGE].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].



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