30 October 2017
MINISTER of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa, has urged villagers to go for cancer and sugar diabetic testing.
Dr Parirenyatwa was also the guest of honour at the handover of a village community health post by TelOne to villagers at Bende village last Thursday.
He reiterated the need to take health food to avoid diseases like breast, civic and prostate cancer, diabetics and mental illness.
“Let us all thank TelOne for bringing life close to people by being the first to build a village community health post,” said Dr Parirenyatwa.
“This post is the first village community health post in the country and this will be an example in the country.
“We have 6 Central hospitals, 8 provincial hospitals, 62 district hospitals, 23 government hospitals and 63 mission hospitals and here in Nyanga we have 27 clinics.
“We are now building community health posts like this one to allow villagers to get treatment close to where they live to safe life.
“I want to urge villagers to go for testing in breast cancer, civic cancer and prostate cancer and I am sure you know symptoms of such diseases.
“Varume kana vachangokura vanoita weti inobuda ichimhanya kusvika uko asi nezera unoona yakutadza kusvika kure dzimwe nguva wotozviitira mubhurugwa.
“If you are witnessing such problems go for prostate cancer testing and seek medication quickly.
“Vana Amai musamirire kunzi nababa munekabundu pazamu, garai muchizvibata zvekuti ukanzwa kabundu pamazamu ako mhanya unovhenekwa inogona kungeyava breast cancer mazvinzwa,” said Parirenyatwa.
He thanked the role played by village health workers urging them to work hand in glove with nurses in order to save lives.
In her speech TelOne managing director Chipo Mutasa said the facility cost US$43 000 and was constructed off-site in their effort to serve community.
“We promised that TelOne would support the construction of a health post for the Bende community, which had been struggling to access health care due to the nature of the terrain here,” said Mutasa.
“As TelOne, we are absolutely humbled at this opportunity to serve the community. We have made an undertaking to always strive to make our business about people and our relevance in their lives committing to use up to 1 percent of our revenue to support community development by 2018,” she said.