The Ministry of Health and Child Care Development has warned unauthorised institutions which are reportedly testing for coronavirus.
The warning was issued by the Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Agnes Mahomva on Monday during a Press conference. She said:
The ministry has learned and noticed that some private facilities that have not been officially assessed and registered are springing up as Covid-19 clinics.
These facilities are operating illegally, are a danger to Covid-19 patients and communities around them and should stop operating with immediate effect until they have completed all registration processes.
She added that health officials are in the process of visiting such facilities and others for compliance checks and action accordingly.
The warning comes after the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association demanded the government to clarify on reports which suggested that the Trauma Centre in Borrowdale was also privately testing for coronavirus when “when testing was supposed to be done by public institutions.”
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