Health & Community

Facial Reconstruction For Zaka Boy Mauled By a Hyena


By Fadzanai Shumba

PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals yesterday said the life of the child who was mauled by a hyena in Zaka district of Masvingo Province last month at a church service is out of danger, but required facial reconstruction.

On the fateful night, the child suffered severe face injuries and disfigurement during the attack.

He was immediately taken to Mashoko Mission Hospital where he was later transferred to Masvingo Provincial Hospital and eventually to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals for specialists’ surgical treatment.

In a statement, the hospital said some well-wishers had offered to airlift the child to South Africa for the required facial reconstruction and rehabilitation.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the specialists who took in the treatment and care of the child,” read part of the statement.

“The child’s life is out of danger but requires facial reconstruction.

“He is taking his lessons, he can read, write and play games with his phone.

“Special mention goes to our specialists, pediatricians, general surgeons, anesthetics, dieticians ,physiotherapists nurses and all those who took part in the treatment and care of this particular child.”

The child is under doctor Manana, a consultant specialist maxicilofacial surgeon.


Robert Tapfumaneyi

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