Bulawayo’s designated COVID-19 center Thorngrove Infectious Diseases Hospital ‘s renovation is 70% complete and the hospital still needs $46 Million to be complete the renovations in 9 days, The Chronicle reports.
The matter came to light when Bulawayo Provincial Covid-19 taskforce led by Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Judith Ncube was touring the hospital and Ekhusileni Medical centre when the renovation project manager Mr Patson Mashamba said:
On the isolation unit alone, we are now about 70 percent complete. What is now outstanding is plastering, brickwork, flooring, epochs, tiling and electrical works. For the isolation alone, we need to be done by Sunday next week. We need about $46 million to finish off the works
According to Bulawayo City Council which runs the hospital, treasury is aware of their needs and their quantities. After the renovation, the hospital will have a capacity of 40 beds and 26 patients can be placed under oxygen-assisted breathing.
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