Thorngrove Infectious Diseases Hospital in Bulawayo yesterday admitted its first COVID-19 patient, The Chronicle reports. The Patient is one of the 5 new cases recorded in the city and the patient came from an undisclosed location.
BCC assistant director of health services Dr Khulamuzi Nyathi, confirmed the development to journalists on the sidelines of a borehole donation ceremony and said:
We are admitting our first positive patient today and are awaiting the arrival of the patient. We have an oxygen tank and other equipment readily available where our patient will be housed.
We have done our best in preparation. However, we still do not have the ventilators and the respirator machines.
A mild patient can do with the oxygen tank that we have. We will be closely monitoring our patient and further actions will be guided accordingly
The Chronicle News crew said it observed from a distance as the stuff at the hospital disinfected the ambulance and spraying surfaces after taking in one person into the hospital.
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