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    Tuesday, 30 October 2018

    Murambinda Hospital is dirty - Deputy Minister

    John Mangwiro.

    NYASHA MUSAMBASI

    MURAMBINDA - The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro has expressed his displeasure at the level of cleanliness at Murambinda Mission Hospital in Buhera and called for a cleaner inside and outside of the hospital.
    He said there was an even bigger need for the hospital to be more conscious of cleanliness considering that Murambinda is the biggest referral health service centre in a district that has recorded an increasing number of cholera cases.
    He also lambasted Murambinda Growth Point as a dirty settlement that needs to be spruced up.
    Dr Mangwiro said this while on tour of the hospital to see how Government can tackle the outbreak of cholera that has hit the populous district. He addressed provincial and district heads of departments in Manicaland after the tour.
    Murambinda Mission Hospital administrator Elizabeth Chipanga said they are going to work extra hard to make the health institution clean.
    Buhera Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer Emily Chibvongodze said they are working on making the Growth Point clean by removing the illegal vendors.
    “I am not happy that such a big hospital as this one can be run with its surroundings so dirty and I urge the hospital authorities to seriously consider working towards a sparklingly clean hospital so that patients can be confident of the medical treatment they receive.
    “I challenge the council to work hard on cleaning the Growth Point and remove all illegal vendors from the streets so that the Growth Point can be clean,” said Dr Mangwiro.
    He said he was shocked by the level of dirty in the kitchen used by expecting mothers.
    “The sinks from where they wash their plates are dirty,” he said.
    He urged EMA officials to spend more time in the field than in the offices and inspect hospitals more regularly.
    Provincial Medical Director, Dr Patron Mafaune said that in Manicaland Province there is a record of seven cholera deaths and six of them are from Buhera district.
    District Medical Officer, Dr Shelton Kwiri said that most of the households do not have toilets and in Makwenzi Village; only four out of 90 homesteads have toilets.
    Dr Mangwiro promised to help hospital staff with protective clothing.
    The meeting was attended by Senator Chief Makumbe, DA Freeman Mavhiza, Chief Nyashanu, Luck Bhasopo the director in the Minister of State’s office, Buhera West MP Saul Dzuma, headmen and heads of Government departments.

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