Hospital and Medical Infrastructure
Zimbabwe healthcare is provided through primary, secondary, tertiary care, and quinary hospital to cover all disciplines. The Ministry of Health and Child Care during the period 2018 to date made significant achievements in the development of health infrastructure ranging from the construction of new health facilities to rehabilitation/ refurbishment of existing infrastructure. In view of the above, a total of 47 health facilities were constructed and completed, 94 projects were under renovation/ rehabilitation to completion, a total of 1074 health facilities were solarized, and 201 health facilities benefit from the borehole water project.
The construction of Lupane provincial hospital has progressed significantly on the central stores, pharmacy, casualty, OPD, admin block, junior staff house, maternity block, surgical ward, pediatric ward dental, eye clinic, kitchen substation, antenatal, and post-natal.
The Ministry has invested an estimated US$210 million into bringing quality healthcare to all Zimbabweans with the project set avail four by 20-bed health centers and twenty-six by 20-bed health centers as well as five by 60-bed district hospitals. A fully hi-tech equipped Stoneridge health center was opened with outpatient, maternity, ART, and inpatient facilities, and staff accommodation.
The Government of Zimbabwe has procured medical equipment at the national level as well as through its institutions. The equipment is part of the initiative by the Ministry of Health and Child Care to retool its hospitals
The equipment is to the tune of USD23m and deliveries and installations of the same has started. Some of the equipment among others include the following:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment
- Image intensifiers (C-Arm)
- Fixed Digital Xray machines
- Mobile Digital Xray Machines
- Anesthetic machines
- Ophthalmic microscope
- Dental sets which include Dental chairs, dental x-ray, and dental autoclave
- Vital signs monitors
- Covid virtual hospital equipment
- Theatre lights
- Multiparameter monitors
- Ultrasound Scan Machine
Ministry of Health and Child Care is also at an advanced stage to procure CathLab equipment to resuscitate the open-heart surgery and site visits by prospective suppliers have been done as part of the efforts to avail a full complement of medical services to the citizens.