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Relief For Mpilo Hospital Fire Victims

by Bustop TV News

By Romio Takundwa

Government has provided temporary relief for Bulawayo’s Mpilo Hospital doctors who lost their property in a fire that gutted their residence almost a week ago.

The Ministry of Health and Childcare has provided temporary housing and basic amenities for the forty affected health workers.

In a government said all affected doctors have since been accommodated and their identity documents replaced.

“All the affected health workers have been accommodated at the Bulawayo Polytechnic College hostels and Hotel and NASSA Accommodation at Ekusileni Hospital complex.

“The accommodation includes meals and all other amenities, Mpilo Hospital provided the initial meals for the affected health workers.

“The health workers have compiled a list of personal effects and tools of the trade that were lost in the inferno and the Provincial Disaster Unit will review these with the view to replace them. Some funds have already been made available for this.

The Registrars’ office agreed to work on Saturday and was able to replace the Identity Cards and Birth Certificates of all the affected health workers. Their passports will be replaced on Monday, 31 May”.

Meanwhile, Private medical practitioners under the Medical and Dental Private Practitioners of Zimbabwe Association (MDPPZA) have since started sourcing for donations to for their colleagues.

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