A Chinese traditional medicine centre has been opened at the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGOH), in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare.
Speaking at the official opening of the Zimbabwe-China Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture Centre at PGOH on Friday, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care Constantino Chiwenga said he was confident that the centre will improve health delivery in the country. He said:
Experience has shown that including traditional Chinese medicine in a health care protocol improves outcome for patients, for example, traditional Chinese medicine can provide good support to patients who suffer from some conditions, particularly those that are chronic and degenerative, for example, low back pain.
I am, therefore, confident that the new facilities here at the hospital will radically improve the quality of service and infrastructure for patients and staff both in the immediate future and in the years to come.
Speaking through a video conference platform, Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Guo Shaochun said the opening of the centre marks a new chapter of cooperation in the health sector between China and Zimbabwe.
Guo said in the future, the centre will become a TCM medical institution with full diagnosis and treatment capacities.