Mutare Provincial Hospital is set to undergo urgent repair works ahead of a visit by Indian surgeons next week.
The government has embarked on a fundraising programme to replace out of date equipment at the hospital as well as improve the stocks of drugs, among other hospital requirements.
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In an interview with ZBC News, Minister of State for Manicaland Province and Devolution, Ellen Gwaradzimba, who is the head of the fundraising team, said they have so far registered some progress. She said:
We are doing some preparations for a team of specialist doctors who are coming from India. We have made some strides in terms of resource mobilisation.
We had a number of our facilities that require attention with National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) pledging to attend to elevators that are out of order.
NOIC also offered ZWL$105 000 to provide for the ventilator which is a critical component of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Tanga company pledged ZWL$48 000 to repair the existing autoclaving machine while Petrozim donated for drugs.
The Indian team will be in Zimbabwe from 26 February to 7 March 2020 and is expected to focus on general, plastic, orthopaedic, dermatology and urology surgeries, among others.