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    Serima gets US$15 000 for water project




    BATSIRANAYI
    NGUGAMA

    GUTU
    - Serima Clinic which is at Serima Mission in Gutu would soon swing back to full operations following a donation of $15 000 towards the sinking of boreholes and installation of water tanks.
    The Roman Catholic-run clinic was at the verge of closure and referring patients to either Drifontein or Gutu Mission hospitals because of an acute shortage of water.
    The problem will soon be a thing of the past thanks to the intervention of Swiss Missionaries of Bethel who sourced the money.
    The money was sourced by the Priest In Charge Fr Kudakwashe Musvevereki who approached the Swiss Missionaries.
    Fr Musvevereki was all smiles when this news crew visited the site where the contracted company Gluquip from Masvingo was putting final touches to the water works.
    "I was really shocked to see this clinic operating without the precious liquid when I arrived here recently. I had to make frantic efforts to source donations to sink a borehole and erect tanks to serve the patients.
    "The water situation was quite bad and we were almost losing nurses due to water crisis. We approached Swiss Missionaries of Bethel who are the founders of the mission and they quickly chipped in with the assistance.
    "These donors have brought all the system needed from an automated switch, pipes and 2 by 5 000 litre tanks. This makes it possible for the clinic to start admitting patients, unlike what has been the norm of simply referring patients to Gutu and Driefontein hospitals".
    The Nurse In Charge at the clinic Sr Anna Mavhiko said they have been experiencing difficult moments ever since the only clinic borehole broke down.
    "The biggest challenge has been on expecting women and nurses as they were supposed to bring water from their homes or get assistance from other pregnant women. Nurses would carry uniforms to town for laundry and we washed clinic sheets with dam water and they changed colour because of the shortage of water.
    "We knocked every door seeking assistance and it was proving difficult to get funding. No one was eager to chip in regardless of over 9 000 patients served by the clinic. At least now there is new lease of life", she said.local news

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