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PICTURES: Makeshift Wheelchair At Parirenyatwa Cause Commotion On Social Media

PICTURES: Makeshift Wheelchair At Parirenyatwa Cause Commotion On Social Media

A picture of a makeshift wheelchair at Parirenyatwa Hospital has caused a commotion on social media with some saying the atmosphere at local hospitals was worsening the condition of patients.

Standard wheelchairs cost about R6 000, about US$366.50.

The pictures were shared by Hopewell Chin’ono, an award-winning Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker who attributed the sore sight to the government’s failure to fund the health sector. Reads a post seen by Pindula News:

This is a wheelchair at what is supposed to be Zimbabwe’s most modern public hospital, Parirenyatwa!
The regime has failed to buy just wheelchairs.

The same hospital is now only doing emergency treatment, not elective (scheduled) treatment.

The wheels have literally come off, all because of the LOOTING of public funds.

They threaten me with jail for exposing this rot!

The pictures surface amid a controversy caused by remarks by South African medical doctor, Phophi Ramathuba, who told a bedridden Zimbabwean patient that Zimbabweans ought to get treatment in their own country.

Zimbabwe’s health sector has been collapsing in the last two decades with observers attributing the collapse to the looting of public funds by “heartless” politicians who have “nothing to lose” as they get medical attention abroad.

In 2021, President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired then Health Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo for corruption involving USD60 million.

Political elites who have received criticism include Vice President ConstantinoChiwenga who doubles as the Minister of Health and Child Care. He spent the good part of 2020 in South African, Indian and Chinese hospitals.

The late former president Robert Mugabe used to get medical attention in Singapore.

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22 Comments

Dr Generari 4 months ago

Haa tikuzviona new republic yaEd ikuzviita


zvacha 4 months ago

Ed arikutambaira mari yema hra


Cde hondo 4 months ago

Second Republic


CI 4 months ago

shocking news indeed ,what on earth,thank you Hope we are in total darkness,i never thought an independent country like ours would use garden chair as wheelchairs


mubhabhatidzi 4 months ago

WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE MOVIE?

THIS WAS STAGED BY HOPENYORO CHIMUK-ONYORA


Kule Kule 4 months ago

@mubhabhatidzi, vanda zvako nechigumwe asi musi waucha gwara kana kugwarigwa uchasvunura zvako.

Lion from woods 4 months ago

Mubhabhatidzi handifunge kuti utori negrade 7 chaiyo.. Uri **** chairo... Enda kuparirenywtwa uone ma wheelchair cho..

Worzell Gummidge 4 months ago

What do you expect from Gindagoriya the Trabhabhuras Monster of Health? The Skilled rebhara or Mr. Pumura will tell you that the makeshift wheelchair is a scientific breakthrough & a symbol of innovation. In a country where a scortchcart (ngoro) is celebrated as an Ambulance & a rubbish bin is officially opened, this shouldn't surprise you. They reserve the best foreign health-care for themselves. They buy firetrucks from Belarus at extortionate prices & forget to buy simple wheelchairs or at least repair the old ones. If you point it out they arrest you and refuse bail. If Phophi Rhamatuba complains, ZBC & Herald lampoon & lambast her. They even bribe the ANC not to deport Zimbabweans instead of buying wheelchairs. They even fight to ban & destroy NGOs like Jairo Jiri, the Red Cross & Red Crescent which used to donate wheelchairs through the PVOs Bill.


Kule Kule 4 months ago

muzukuru wangu, ndiwo mubayiro wekutsveta matununu pazvigaro zvepa musoro.

The King of Serpents 4 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂 kuseka nhamo kunge rugare

Povo 4 months ago

zvorwadza mhani

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Doctor who 4 months ago

An unhealthy health system that needs urgent medical care 😷


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

Award winning and documentary filmmaker, Hopewell Chin'ono, has revealed the deterioration of medical care at Parirenyatwa. He should also visit Harare Hospital where some supposed wheelchairs have 3 or 2 wheels or are tied together with ropes and wires.

The standard of Healthcare in Zimbabwe has dropped painfully to the lowest ebb. Bandages, painkillers, nurses and doctors are all not available at Harare Hospital. The elites do not see this because they either visit local private institutions or they hire first class earoplanes and flown to overseas for treatment.

[ IT IS SO PAINFUL TO EXPERIENCE HOW ZIMBABWE HEALTHCARE HAS DETERIORATED ].

[ MAPURISA BATAI VANHU AVA, BATAI ].

[ VOTE CCC POLITICAL PARTY FOR REAL CHANGE].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Bindula 4 months ago

As much as we are making these issues coming to light and exposing misgovernment sometimes i feel we're preaching to the choir leaving the congregants. In this case the congregant being the average rural voter.

As long as issues are raised on twitter and they stay on twitter or any online platform then the elephant in the room wont be addressed. Opposition needs to campaign in the rural areas. They are already guaranteed of a town vote. Go to the rural areas, expose these issues nekuti kwedu kumusha chaiko 3g haiko only 2g saka social media is a waste of time.

Gwedu 4 months ago

Makanzi second republic, there you go enjoy!!


gogodera 4 months ago

bandage hakuna kuzvipatara ndine mwana akakuvara ruoko nobandage


NF 4 months ago

Blue Ari kupi 🥴🥴🥴


dambu 4 months ago

avabudikire pakadai

Maparamuro 4 months ago

A business opportunity for those with the skills and ability to make the wheel chairs


Maparamuro 4 months ago

This does not only expose the misgovernance but lack of creativity and innovation by the most educated people in Africa. A wheelchair is not complicated. All these people graduating from polytechnic colleges and universities with engineering and other courses can make wheelchairs


V 4 months ago

I can make a better cost affordable wheel chair than that **** their using.

The problem with Zimbabweans is we fail to do what is necessary and think outside the box.


V 4 months ago

I can make a better cost affordable wheel chair than that **** their using.

The problem with Zimbabweans is we fail to do what is necessary and think outside the box.



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