Pan African Hospital Commissioned in Kadoma
Brian Rungano Temba
KADOMA – President Emmerson Mnangagwa today applauded the business community for supporting the National Development Strategy (NDS1) which seeks to make the country an upper-middle-income economy by the year 2030.
The President said this during an official opening of Muduvuri Pan-African Hospital in Kadoma which was constructed by MarcShep Group of Companies for the local community.
The clinic will serve over 3 000 residents who had to walk several kilometres to access medical facilities.
“The efforts I have witnessed here are a manifestation of our philosophy, ‘Nyika Inovakwa Nevene Vayo, Ilizwe Lakhiwa Ngabanikazi Balo’.
“Comrade Jimayi Muduvuri and his team have taken a step which should be emulated by all patriotic and progressive Zimbabweans,” he said.
The Head of State said this was a gesture and an act of good corporate citizenship.
“Further, it is a testimony to the bold and strategic decisions taken by the Second Republic to restructure and reform the Public Health Sector in our country,” said President Mnangagwa.
He said the government has achieved great milestones in health service delivery.
“Significant progress in improving health outcomes and responding to population health needs is being made in the sector.
“It is commendable that the World Health Organisation Universal Health Coverage service coverage index for Zimbabwe stands at 54 percent which is higher than the Sub-Saharan Africa average of 44 percent.
“It is also encouraging that the maternal mortality ratio has decreased by 15 percent between 2019 and 2022, while Malaria deaths declined by 67 percent over the corresponding period.
“Additionally, the World Health Organisation removed Zimbabwe from the list of high Tuberculosis burden countries,” said President Mnangagwa.
President Mnangagwa urged the cooperate world to take a leaf from Cde Jimayi Muduvuri who funded the construction of Sekuru Mafidhi and Mbuya Mhurai Wards through his company Macsherp Group of Companies.
He added that at a national level, the ongoing construction of Lupane Provincial Hospital is being accelerated.
Meanwhile, Government’s partnership with NMS Infrastructure is bearing fruit, with the state-of-the-art health centre in Cowdray Park, Bulawayo Metropolitan Province now complete and ready to open its doors to our citizenry.