The upgrading of the Harare City Council-run Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital has begun after China made a commitment to assist Zimbabwe in its response to COVID-19.
City health director Dr Prosper Chonzi revealed that workers are working round the clock and the project is expected to be completed in 10 days. He said:
The hospital is very critical and important to everyone in the country especially now that there is Covid-19 outbreak.
The upgrading of Wilkins Hospital by China has begun, the workers started over the weekend and are working 24 hours.
The Chinese want the hospital to be complete in 10 days, they are only getting disturbances when we admit a patient at the hospital otherwise they are working nonstop. We are hoping that by Monday everything will be done.
Chonzi added that the upgrading of the isolation facility will help a lot and improve the country’s preparedness and provide a safe working environment for health staff.
The country has not yet recorded any case of coronavirus, but previously isolated 14 suspected cases at Wilkins Hospital for tests.
More: The Herald
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