Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Jason Machaya told The Herald that they hired 8 ambulances for the Zanu-PF Youth Interface Rally expected to be held tomorrow. The beefing up in health services seems to be a direct response to the alleged poisoning incident that happened at the last rally held in Gwanda where Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was rushed to hospital.
Eight ambulances, 118 health workers, including four doctors have been mobilised to attend to members of the public, as well as VVIPs.
Midlands Provincial Medical Director Dr Simon Nyadundu said:
In terms of health and safety, we are on alert and ready to attend to any case. The 120 000 people we expect constitute a medical services district. We have seven ambulances positioned to act as treatment points. There will be a tent which will be monitored by a doctor.
Midlands province is taunted as being Mnangagwa’s stronghold and it remains to be seen if the Vice President who has kept a low profile since his return from South Africa where he received medical treatment, will attend the rally.