MDC Alliance Gweru Urban legislator Brian Dube reportedly used Constituency Development Funds to covert a council cocktail bar into a state of the art clinic, Newsday reports.
The legislator confirmed the development to the publication and said:
We applied to council and we were given the go-ahead to convert the Ivene Cocktail Bar into a standard modern clinic. This was necessitated by the compelling need to relocate the Ivene Clinic. The current clinic was so small that staff and patients shared one single toilet. There was no medical storeroom and the treatment room was used for three purposes. It was the sister- in-charge’s office, treatment room and storeroom. There was also no TB boom and patients were served from the veranda.
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Dube further explained the major reason behind his project and said:
The old clinic was located within houses and not safe as disposals of used medical materials risked being accessed by kids. However, the location of the new clinic is at the far end of the neighbourhood, making it safer.
Giving further details about the new state of the art clinic, Dube said the clinic was proper and modern and said:
We have stand-alone rooms for TB, treatment, sister-in-charge, dispensary, drug and consultation as well as the clerk’s office. We now have a proper modern clinic. The vision is that, since there is still space, we will also develop further to have a maternity ward and day care rest wards