Renovation of Parirenyatwa Hospital is making progress but still new more manpower. The hospital which is currently been used as a COVID19 treatment center needs more workers to help speed up progress and meet the target as the pandemic keeps on spreading.
Speaking to the media, Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, who is the vice chair of the monitoring committee of the national Covid-19 taskforce, said “Parirenyatwa Hospital is key to our interventions. That progress was at around 40 percent”.
She further said there was need for additional construction manpower to aid the works. That there was need to unlock the remaining US$25 million from what Government allocated for procurement of equipment for the wards, once construction works were complete.
According to her, “We were hoping that by end of this month, construction works would have been completed, but it seems we might not meet the target. There is still work to be done and we need to speed up.”
Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo, who was accompanying Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri, said while the pace was slow, he was pleased with the layout of the facility.