By Elizabeth Nyaguyo
Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has opened a clinic in the Chiyadzwa area that offers free health services to the villagers and its workers.
In an interview with Sly Media Tv during a media workshop organised by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ ) in partnership with ZCDC, an occupational health officer Victor Taurai Mutsindikwa said that the clinic has benefit the community as they get free services.
“At this facility, we cater for our employees and the members of the community free of charge.
“The members of the public have access to our physiotherapist and the visiting doctor.
“On average per day, we see close to 50 members from the community, and we offer them free prescription,” he said.
He went on to say that at the clinic, the doctor will not be at the facility on a daily basis, as well as the physiotherapist.
“At the moment, as for the doctor and the physiotherapist, we are hiring them they come once a week to treat our patients,” he said.
He added that, since the opening of this clinic in 2017, they have noticed that their patients who are coming for treatment are mostly affected by sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).
“We have noticed that most of our patients who come for treatment most of them will be suffering from STI’s,” he added.
Nyika a local villager expressed his gratitude to the ZCDC for building this kind of clinic in the area as he regarded it as a blessing.
“I am so happy with the work that ZCDC is doing in their area, especially the construction of a free-of-charge clinic.
“This clinic has come as a blessing to us people of Chiyadzwa area because before we used pay whenever we visit the clinic but with ZCDC we are getting all the services for free even the tablets and prescription is for free,” said Nyika.
Speaking during the same event, the head of public relations and community development, Sugar Chagonda said that this facility is a blessing to the community as it offers all the services for free.
“At this facility, they offer services internally to employees as well as our beloved people from the community.
“There are medical teams at this facility who are running it,” he said.