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Bad roads hinder access to St Theresa Hospital in Churumhanzu

Bad roads hinder Chirumanzu hospital getting satellite status

Bad roads in Chirumanzu district have affected St Theresa’s hospital from acquiring satellite status with potential to serve patients from both Midlands and Masvingo provinces, a legislator has said.
Chirumanzu House of Assembly member Barbara Rwodzi said the poor road network was impacting on health service delivery in the area.
“We have roads that have for years been in bad shape and affecting accessibility to St Theresa’s Hospital,”Rwodzi said in a interview.
“That hospital has the potential to become a satellite hospital servicing Masvingo and part of the Midlands province. But the bad roads have seen even ambulances that reach the health institution occasionally breaking down.”
She said there was need for extensive rehabilitation of roads in the district to ensure economic growth in all sectors.
St Theresa’s Hospital situated at Charandura business centre is a Roman Catholic health centre renowned for offering some of the best facilities in the district.
The hospital has 188 beds and has all departments including theatre and maternity services.
The community in Chirumanzu has over the years implored successive MPs to lobby for the construction of a tarred road that connects Chaka business centre and Mashaba asbestos mine but without success.
If tarred that road from the Masvingo-Harare highway will not only improve access to health facilities in the district but also unlock agricultural potential in the area.

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