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Gweru Isolation Hospital ready to receive Covid patients

By Staff reporter
Gweru City Council Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) which was been closed for refurbishment for it to be used as an isolation centre for people suspected to have coronavirus is ready to be utilised, Vice President, Kembo Mohadi said recently.

Speaking on the sidelines of the facility tour, Mohadi said he was impressed by the renovations and commended the local authority for spearheading the revamping of the health centre.
“I understand this facility had been run down but they managed to bring it back to life,”Mohadi said.

“The hospital is now ready to accept Covid patients and I am happy about that. This is quite commendable.”

Gweru mayor Josiah Makombe (Pictured) said the renovations had been made possible by various donations from local companies.
“Some companies donated building material, others drilled a borehole while some assisted with bedding material,”Makombe said.

“The new look is quite state of the art and we would like to thank everyone who helped in the refurbishment of our isolation center.”
The latest development comes as a relief to residents particularly in the populous Mkoba suburb who were complaining that infectious diseases patients that had been temporarily transferred to Mkoba 1 clinic from IDH were posing a health risk to the community.

Council closed down the clinic to the general public to pave way for isolation hospital patients as the latter facility was undergoing renovation.

Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association director Cornelia Selipiwe said shutting down Mkoba clinic has affected people particularly those who used to access life saving drugs from the health centre.

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