President Commissions Newly Refurbished Rural Hospital in Mhondoro
…Church Donates Ambulance
Government has commended local companies for strengthening the country’s health sector through their corporate social responsibility.
Addressing crowds of people during the commissioning of a newly refurbished Mubaira Rural Hospital Project which was being done by mining giant – Zimplats – President Emmerson Mnangagwa said his administration is committed to scaling up responses towards quality health services provision.
“This commissioning of the Mubaira Hospital Projects, which were funded by Zimplats, is timely as it comes soon after the celebration of World Health Day, held under the theme: “Health for All’. Further, it was only last week when I was in Kadoma to commission another health facility.
“These projects attest to the importance of public-private partnerships in our quest to realize health and the overall well-being of our people as outlined in our Constitution and the National Development Strategy,” he said.
He commended Zimplats for being a consistent partner in the implementation of policies, programs, and projects undertaken by the Second Republic.
“I recall that in 2018 and 2020, I was at Kadoma General Hospital and Gutu Hospital, respectively, to commission and hand over projects facilitated by Zimplats,” he said.
Zimplats, through its Corporate Social Responsibility program, constructed and equipped a new theatre, staff accommodation, and laundry facility as well as a maternity ward.
“These interventions are most appreciated and will go a long way towards enhancing access by our communities to quality health services and our country’s targets for achieving Universal Health Coverage. I congratulate the Board and Management of Zimplats for a job well done. Makorokoto, Amhlope,” the President.
President Mnangagwa said health worker training has been scaled up with over 1000 health institutions furnished with solar-powered backups across the country.
“My government is scaling up health worker training by increasing the number of training schools as well as the intake of trainees. Primary Care Nurse training has since been re-introduced. Meanwhile, I commend our Village Health workers who are on the frontline of health delivery in rural areas.
“The acquisition of ambulances, medical consumables, drugs, and other accessories is ongoing. Additionally, solar systems for power backup have been installed in over 1000 health facilities throughout the country. As we appreciate this generous gesture by Zimplats, I want to challenge other private sector companies to take a leaf from the outstanding work we are witnessing here today,” he said.
Meanwhile, St John Apostolic Church of the Whole World, led by Bishop Sydney Mabhiza donated a brand new ambulance to Mhondoro Rural Clinic.