Zimbabwe ‘bo rrows’ private hospital to be used for treating coronavirus

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The Government of Zimbabwe has asked a private hospital St Annes Hospital to use its facilities as a coronavirus management centre, this comes in the wake of lack of proper systems to deal with the disease in state hospitals.

The hospital which is currently used as the referral centre, Wilkins Hospital is reportedly ill equipped to be able to handle coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, officials from the Ministry of Health and Child Care have since toured the hospital’s facilities.

In a letter sent to the hospital’s management after the visit by ministry officials the government said it was happy and satisfied by the systems in place at the medical institution and said it would help in carrying out final touches.

“Thank you for inviting us to tour St Annes Hospital following our request to utilise the facility for management of COVID 19 cases. The team was satisfied with what they saw during the tour and would  like to finalise our request.

“Please note that we have since identified Sakunda Holdings to be our partner and to work with us and yourselves to do all the remaining renovations and refurbishments necessary for the hospital to function in the shortest possible time,” said the government.

The state also assured the St Annes Hospital management that the renovations would be done at its partner (Sakunda’s cost). The government said the use of this hospital to treat coronavirus cases would be for six months.


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