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Chitungwiza Central Hospital Gets Ambulance


BY SUSAN KAVHURU

The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has donated a state-of-the-art ambulance to Chitungwiza Central Hospital (CCH) inorder to improve service delivery at the referral health centre.

The donation came at a time the hospital did not have an ambulance to transfer patients to other hospitals for further management.

Chitungwiza Central Hospital’s chief executive officer, Michael Chiwanga was elated by the government’s gesture towards the hospital, saying he was grateful for the donation.

“As Chitungwiza Central Hospital family we are so grateful for the donation made by the ministry. They have helped us a lot because the hospital was in dire need of ambulances since it had nothing. 

"The available ones are all old and not roadworthy,” said Chiwanga.

According to a transport department official, Samson Hwende the institution needs at least five ambulances. 

Ambulance services are mostly needed to ferry road traffic accident victims along the Seke and Chitungwiza highways.

Clinical director, Dr Raphael Makota said, he was very grateful for the ambulance which he said goes a long way in the provision of efficient medical services.

"We are very happy for the new ambulance, it goes a long way in providing an efficient and reliable transport service and saves money," said Makota.

He called on other stakeholders to chip in and donate more ambulances to the referral hospital.

The vehicle is equipped with a ventilator, defibrillator, oxygen tank and other accessories used in emergencies.

Before arrival of the latest ambulance, the institution had a contract with MARS, in which the emergency health service provider would transfer patients at a cost and pay bills at the end of every month.



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