Bulilima West MP bemoans absence of referral hospital

Bulilima West MP bemoans absence of referral hospital
Published: 20 March 2019 (128 Views)
BULILIMA West legislator, Dingimuzi Phuthi has bemoaned the absence of a referral hospital in the district which is putting lives of patients and pregnant women at risk.

The district is serviced by clinics - mainly Ndolwane and Ntoli - which then refer critical patients to Plumtree District Hospital, which is about 100 kilometres away.

The worst affected are expecting mothers, with some experiencing complications that require emergency surgery. The poor state of roads in the district also worsens the situation.

Phuthi said Bulilima should benefit from government's health allocations.

"When government allocates resources it's forced to give them to Plumtree District Hospital because we don't have a hospital. Even when ambulances come they are handed over there. We want Bulilima to benefit from its own allocation and serve its people," he said.

"We have been lobbying for this hospital and we have also engaged the First Lady to help us with her voice so that we get this health institution. We have the facilities at Ndolwane Clinic which has been serving the people and has a doctor. There is all the infrastructure needed for setting up such a health facility. It's long overdue."

Matabeleland South provincial medical officer, Rudo Chikodzore confirmed that plans were there to set up a district hospital in Bulilima.

"It has been part of the provincial plans to get a hospital for the district. What's required is confirmed allocation of land for the project," Chikodzore said.

Government pledged to build a district hospital, but nothing has materialised.

Last year at the official opening of Bango Clinic in Mangwe District, then Minister of Heath and Child Care, David Parirenyatwa promised to construct a hospital in Bulilima district.

- newsday

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Mnangagwa's advisors turn against Trevor Ncube

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 April 2019 | 44 Views

MDC Structures keep the dream alive, the Jewel of Africa returns

by Jacob Mafume | 20 April 2019 | 38 Views

Mnangagwa wedged between a rock and hard place

by Editorial - Daily News | 20 April 2019 | 38 Views

Chamisa demands face to face meeting with Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 20 April 2019 | 67 Views

PHOTOS: Bulawayo - Nkayi road construction

by Social media | 20 April 2019 | 63 Views

Credible team and sound advice ahead of Elective Congress

by A big Easter by Tinashe Eric Muzamhindo | 20 April 2019 | 51 Views

South Africa and Zimbabwe turn a blind eye

by Sipho Ndlovu | 20 April 2019 | 51 Views

If its about us let us know

by Thomas Murisa | 20 April 2019 | 47 Views

ZAA Canada announces inaugural nominees

by Staff reporter | 20 April 2019 | 55 Views

Mnangagwa scared of death via political foul play

by Itai Mushekwe | 20 April 2019 | 60 Views

VACANCY: Thomson Reuters Foundation is employing

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 April 2019 | 155 Views

Mohadi goes to court, seeks protection against ex-wife

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 204 Views

Gukurahundi cannot be wished away: Williams

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 148 Views

ZANU PF MP and Zhuwawo agree with Chamisa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 April 2019 | 309 Views

Can Zimbabwe manage to de-dollarise?

by Victor Bhoroma | 19 April 2019 | 130 Views

Why Mthuli Ncube's new currency is likely to be doomed

by Martin Tarusenga | 19 April 2019 | 120 Views

Rebirth of the Zimdollar

by Paddington Masamha | 19 April 2019 | 139 Views

Gukurahundi healing, reconciliation timeframes set

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 112 Views

Angry Mnangagwa lashes 'unpatriotic and inhumane' forces

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 116 Views

India, UAE roped in to revive CAPS, Datlabs

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 100 Views

Zimbabwe civil servants demand fresh wage negotiations

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 107 Views

Police, courts corrupt, says Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 101 Views

Welshman Ncube not presidential material, MDC structures

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 104 Views

'39 years on Matebeleland still lags behind'

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 99 Views

Mnangagwa, Mugabe carefully planned Gukurahundi genocide

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 101 Views

Mnangagwa's fear over Gukurahundi

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 102 Views

Mnangagwa to launch Command Bakeries across the country

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 101 Views

Fake projects scandal: MP Musikavanhu plots to steal CDF

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 114 Views

Zanu-PF youths in solidarity march

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 113 Views

Rigging, vote-buying alleged at MDC Alliance provincial congress

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 99 Views

Judge blasts State over Chivayo appeal

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 98 Views

Zimbabweans told to brace for thunderstorms, wet Easter

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 107 Views

Zimbabwe will rise again, dreams Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 90 Views

Fire leaves Guinea Fowl High teachers homeless

by Staff reporter | 19 April 2019 | 92 Views