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Chamisa Pledge To Assist As Govt Releases ZW$287 Million For Re-Construction Of Burnt Mpilo Hospital Buildings

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By Staff Reporter 
Government will release ZW$287 million for the re-construction of residential houses of doctors at Mpilo hospital in Bulawayo which were last week destroyed by fire, a cabinet minister has said.
Speaking during a post cabinet media briefing, Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the funds would be used to construct  single quarters and separate canteens for nurses and doctors.
“Cabinet wishes to assure the citizenry that the fire  outbreak at Mpilo Hospital which gutted the Doctors’ Residence is being  investigated, while relief measures are instituted,” she said.
The incident at Mpilo hospital is the second one in a space of three years were hospital’s hostels are gutted by fire.
Mutsvangwa said the affected staff had been provided with accommodation, clothing, toiletries and food.
“Birth certificates and identity cards have been issued to all those in hotel accommodation and passports will be issued at the Registry Office,” she said.
Appeal In Solidarity With Mpilo Central Hospital Fire Victims
Issued by: Dr Henry Madzorera Secretary for Health and Childwelfare, MDC-Alliance
On Wednesday, the 26th of May 2021, a ferocious fire thought to have originated from an electrical fault gutted the doctors’ residence at Mpilo Central Hospital.
It started near the entrance to the building so escape from the fire was difficult.
Many had to jump out through windows and all property was lost.
Thankfully, no lives were lost.
The surviving health workers were only left with the clothes on their backs.
All furniture, bedding, tools of the trade including stethoscopes, kitchen utensils, fridges, cell phones, clothes, lab coats, cash and groceries were reduced to ashes.
Among the health workers affected are 33 Doctors, 4 radiographers, 1 Pharmacist, 2 Pharmacy Technicians, 3 Laboratory Scientists, 1 Physiotherapist and 1 Administration Officer.
This brings the total to 45 health workers. These workers are now housed at temporary locations, and we are most grateful to the leadership who made this arrangement possible.
President Nelson Chamisa, the Health Portfolio Committee and all members of the MDC Alliance express solidarity with the health workers who suffered this tragedy.
The affected health workers need our collective support. In this regard, we call upon all citizens, charitable organizations and the business community to donate to our Mpilo Relief Fund which seeks to enable quick recovery for the health workers and help them return to work with minimum disruption.
The needs are many but we believe we can make a difference to the survivors if we all contribute: no gift is too big or too small. In the interests of transparency and good fund management, we are appealing to all donors to send donations in cash or kind directly to the colleagues who have been trusted by the group to handle their
finances. Below are their banking details:
Forex donations:
Dr Misheck Ruwende ZB Bank, Branch: J. Moyo, Bulawayo. Acc. No. 4307 429107 405
Local Currency: Dr Moreblessing A Ganjiri NMB Bank, Branch: Msasa, Harare. Acc. No. 0000270503179
Ecocash Donations: Moreblessing A Ganjiri. Ecocash No. 0778161194
World Remit: Moreblessing A Ganjiri
This is a great opportunity for us to do life together and showcase our humanity.
We thank you in advance for helping because we know you care.
Issued by: Dr Henry Madzorera Secretary for Health and Childwelfare, MDC-Alliance.
Contact Number: 0772294628. +263 7741446
info@mdc.co.zw
Robert Tapfumaneyi

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