By Staff Reporter
The Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Constantino Chiwenga, said his ministry has developed a third wave containment plan. Addressing at a post cabinet briefing Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the Vice president gave an update on the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines.
“The nation is advised that as of 19th July, 2021, a total of 1 184 435 people had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 643 203 their second dose across the country.
“Cabinet wishes to further inform citizens that Government is expecting a delivery of 1.5 million vaccine doses this week and an additional 1 million doses plus 2 million syringes on the 25th of July, 2021”.
She alluded that the Vice president also announced that his Ministry has a plan in store as a way of fighting the pandemic.
“Government is also pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health and Child Care has developed a COVID-19 Third Wave Containment Plan.
“The highlights of the plan include the following:
increasing the bed capacity at Mpilo and Sally Mugabe Central Hospitals; designation of Beatrice Road Infectious Disease Hospital and Ekusileni Hospitals as COVID-19 District Hospitals for Harare and Bulawayo, respectively; strengthening private sector participation; improving conditions of service for health workers; operationalizing Virtual Hospitals in which every district will have a Rapid Response Team to attend to cases of acute COVID-19 clinical distress and a review of COVID-19 risk allowances,” she said.