GWERU – After a flopped official opening of the Gweru Provincial Hospital (GPH) Isolation and Treatment centre last week, Vice President Kembo Mohadi yesterday made it for the event and officially opened the state-of-the-art facility.
In his apology for a no show, the Vice President said bad weather affected landing and they had to go back to Harare and also further highlighted that seeing unpredictable weather yesterday, they had to alternatively travel by road.
In his formal address, VP Mohadi blasted Zimbabweans for not celebrating government’s milestones and only look at the negatives.
“A truth that Zimbabweans seem to be shy-of is that the Second Republic has been instrumental in resuscitating the nearly dead health delivery service system.
“Surely a lot of innovations and initiatives such as the one we are beholding are being undertaken across the country,” he said.
“We have failed to celebrate the positive outcomes of our efforts such as the current effort to improve our health delivery service,” added.
His sentiments come at a time health workers have been on industrial action citing incapacitation.
Mohadi also said the commissioning of Gweru Provincial Hospital escalated care unit resonates well with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision of making Zimbabwe an Upper Middle Income country by the year 2030.
Following Gweru Provincial Hospital’s medical superintended remarks towards the need to advance the hospital, VP Mohadi said province’s desire to attain central hospital status can be realised through such milestones.
He also applauded Anglo-American Corporation who provided the much-needed equipment for the operationalization of the facility.
The facility’s construction was done through Anglo-American Corporation’s donation of 10 million rand and $4,5 million devolution funds.
The facility has 10 ventilators, a maternal ward, 10 ICU beds and 24 IDU beds.
Unki Mines board chairperson James Maposa said besides Gweru Provincial Hospital, Anglo-American Corporation their parent company is doing other projects in the community like Shurugwi District Hospital and Zvamabande Hospital.