Ekusileni Medical Centre, a specialist medical centre which was the brainchild of the late Joshua Nkomo, is yet to open after 13 years , due to legal wrangles. This has lead to the government taking over the running of the medical centre.
Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said his Ministry was working on opening the hospital. Parirenyatwa told the Chronicle:
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I’m so disappointed about Ekusileni because what is happening is that the people who have been there before went through long legal wrangles on how to untangle it.
So those legal issues together with the National Social Security have been removed. We have been given the keys now.
We have appointed someone, the chief person to run that institution. Dr Masuka, we put him there, he will be running it, to sort of superintend.
So it is quite unjust that we leave it vacant. So we are really empowering the person that is in charge to run with this programme and be able to give us results especially that the legal wrangles are out.