Government through the Health Services Board is putting in place measures to ensure local referral hospitals can perform complicated medical procedures such as open heart surgery and organ transplants.
The executive chairman of the board Dr Lovemore Mbengeranwa revealed that government is setting up logistics in place to ensure the health sector has requisite workforce as well as infrastructure to carry out complicated surgeries.
Dr Mbengeranwa, who was speaking at a charity dinner for Mollen Ndanatsirwa who needs funding to travel to India for a kidney transplant said before the country was affected by the economic situation, institutions such as Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals were performing complicated medical procedures such as heart surgery.
Former Governor and Resident Minister for the Midlands province, Cde Cephas Msipa expressed profound gratitude to those who have contributed towards ‘Save Molly Campaign’.
Cde Msipa together with Midlands State University students joined friends of Molly around the country who have embarked on various initiatives to try and raise money to help the 27 year old woman from Masvingo who needs US$25 000 for a kidney transplant in India.
Over US$4 000 was raised from the dinner.
Molly, who has dropped out of university due to her ill health, has found a suitable donor in her younger sister who is studying banking and finance at the Midlands State University.