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PRESIDENT Mnangagwa commissioned a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) centre and handed over medical supplies, ambulances, utility vehicles, and buses, as well as dental and virtual hospital emergency equipment at Parirenyatwa Hospital yesterday.

The equipment included 77 dental equipment sets, an emergency equipment set of 10 000 each, comprising digital blood pressure (BP) machines, oxygen concentrators and gluco-meters.

The new 1.5 Tesla MRI is a specialised imaging modality with the capacity to perform brain, spine, cardiovascular imaging and advanced neuro-imaging, among an array of other functions.

Vehicles procured for distribution to health institutions throughout the country are 36 ambulances, 36 twin cabs, 15 10-tonne trucks to be used for medicine distribution, 15 double cab utility vehicles and 28 staff buses for health services personnel.

The equipment will enhance efficient radiology services for the public and provide affordable diagnostic and treatment services for patients at the hospital.

Some of the ambulances

The provision of tools of trade, improved working environments, monetary and non-monetary benefits, and increased transport for health service personnel will also improve working conditions for public sector workers.

“This modern equipment will undoubtedly enhance efficient radiology services for our people at public health institutions.

“As our country’s largest teaching hospital, it is befitting for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals to have this kind of equipment which will also facilitate prompt diagnosis and treatment of patients in-house,” said President Mnangagwa. 

“The hospital must ensure that this service is affordable to the general public.

“This event is yet another testimony of the positive impact of the bold and timely decision by the Second Republic to restructure and reform the public health sector in our country.

“Brick upon brick, stone upon stone and step by step, my Government continues to make headway towards the realisation of quality healthcare to our citizenry as encapsulated in the National Development Strategy 1 and Vision 2030.

“In June this year, our country resumed open-heart surgery here at Parirenyatwa Hospital which has enhanced access and affordability to those requiring the service.”

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