Fiona Ruzha, H-Metro Reporter
MINISTER of Health and Child Care Obadiah Moyo has described the late senior doctor Kumbirai Chimbwanda as an extraordinary physician who died at an appropriate time as the nation commemorates Heroes and Defence Forces holidays.
Veteran physician died on Sunday after a long suffering from prostate cancer and he will be laid to rest at his homestead in Chivhu today.
He was 79 years old.
Speaking during the late Dr Chimbwanda’s funeral service yesterday, Dr Moyo said the health profession will never be the same without his services.
“He was a humble man. I remember when I worked with him in London as we were treating the late Sally Mugabe who suffered from kidney failure.
“And this made me focus more on dialysis though Kumbirai chose to focus on something else due to workload.
“Knowing him all my life, Kumbirai contributed a lot to the health care and he will be greatly missed by many doctors who he had taught and worked with,” he said.
“He was God given to the nation and there are million people out there who know about him due to his great work of saving lives.
“Kumbirai has died at an appropriate time as God wanted to show us that he is an extraordinary man who was respected by everybody.”
Senior medical professionals who were present included the former Minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa, former Health Services Board chairman Dr Lovemore Mbengeranwa, and Dr Mike Chirenje among others.