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Health Ministry Spearheading The Construction Of 32 New Hospitals - Chiwenga

Health Ministry Spearheading The Construction Of 32 New Hospitals - Chiwenga

Vice President Constantino Guvheya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga who doubles as the Minister of Health and Child Care has said his ministry is spearheading the construction of 32 hospitals.

Without giving a timeline, Chiwenga said the existing health infrastructure were to be refurbished to improve access to healthcare for the majority of Zimbabweans.

In a speech read on his behalf by Health deputy minister John Mangwiro during World Aids Day commemorations in Chinhoyi on Wednesday, the former military boss said:

In strengthening the response to COVID-19, we are not negating HIV and other pandemics, including non-communicable diseases, as our theme suggests.

The recent emergence of COVID-19 has exposed our systems and I am happy that government is prioritising the whole health delivery system for revamping, so that we can better deal with pandemics, which tend to spread faster and kill more people if the health delivery sector is weakened.

In this regard, my ministry is spearheading the construction of 32 new hospitals, refurbishing and equipping old ones to ensure that all our people access modern healthcare services, and that all inequalities in access are shattered.

Chiwenga said despite the COVID-19-induced disruptions to HIV service delivery in 2020, the country’s response to HIV was on the rebound.

Zimbabwe’s health sector, like many other sectors, collapsed decades ago following an economic downturn. The situation was reportedly worsened by political elites who have been allegedly looting resources meant to revive the sector.

Political elites have also been neglecting the sector allegedly because they have been getting medical attention abroad.

More: NewsDay


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6 Comments

Nkust 5 months ago

Ndiyo here ministry inoona nezvezvivakwa kunyange chiri chinhu chakanaka asi vudzai mukuru job description vakabva kuchibutho saka ma protocols vanogona kunge vasingawazivi saka vanhu vanohla kuva correct nkty vanozovaita restore regacy


Chapwititi 5 months ago

Mubwidi uyo


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

I AM HAPPY THAT OUR HEALTH MINISTRY IS SPEARHEADING THE BUILDING OF 32 HOSPITALS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. BUILDING HOSPITALS IS EASIER THAN EQUIPPING AND STAFFING THEM.

CURRENTLY MOST OF OUR CLINICS AND HOSPITALS ARE SHORT STAFFED AND SHORT EQUIPPED. GOVERNMENT IS CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF RECRUITING RETIREES AND THE AGED TO FILL IN VACANCIES LEFT BY THOSE WHO MIGRATED ABROAD IN SEARCH OF GREENER PASTURES.

I RECOMMEND THAT OUR GOVERNMENT FIRSTLY CORRECTS ITS MISTAKES WHICH CAUSED THE EXODUS OF ITS WORKERFORCE BEFORE IT TALKS ABOUT BUILDING MORE HOSPITALS.

TODAY PATIENTS WITH CRITICAL DISEASES ARE NOT GETTING THEIR DRUGS FROM CENTRAL HOSPITALS WHERE THEY SPEND AGES BEFORE THEY ARE SERVED BY A FEW MEMBERS WHO WILL BE MANNING THAT POST.

LET US REVAMP THE INFRASTRUCTURES WE CURRENTLY HAVE, IMPROVE WORKERS WORKING CONDITIONS AND IMPROVE WORKERS SALARIES. MOST OF THOSE 32 HOSPITALS ARE GOING TO BE WHITE ELEPHANTS.

"PROPOPULO, PROPATRIA, PROLEGE" [[FOR THE PEOPLE, FOR THE COUNTRY, FOR THE LAW]]

INI NDINI, IWE NDIWE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[THE BUSH LAWYER]


Elder chimut 5 months ago

Chiwenga wakamawanepi mazita akawanda kudai


Mudede 5 months ago

He is not sure of his identity 😁😁

Chapwititi Kestombela 5 months ago

Kuita gurumwandira remazita kkkkkkk, ngavataure kuti why kuchinja zita munhu achembera. Kuda kuviga zvipande kwese ikoku.


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