Speaking after visiting Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals following complaints that some nurses were being rude to patients, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa encouraged nurses and doctors at the health institution to care for the sick and have a positive attitude towards patients.
The First Lady was accompanied by Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo. A complaint was sent by affected patients to the First Lady through social media. Said Mnangagwa:
My message to all hospitals is that it is unacceptable to have a negative attitude towards patients. Nurses were chosen by God to serve people. We may have hardships, but we should continue doing well since you are chosen to serve. All hospitals should take heed. I look forward to an improved attitude. Kumanurse ndiko kwatinoponera. Ndapota zvangu izvi musazviita. Nurses should wear smiles, should be cheerful and this will cheer up patients. We respect nurses and doctors and we rely on them. They should have a good attitude. I appreciate your work, but continue to do well. We should have love and look after our patients.