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Stakeholders have praised Chitungwiza Central Hospital for maintaining high standards of healthcare delivery despite harsh economic conditions in the country. Government officials, non-governmental organisations and individuals have in recent months been visiting the institution to learn from its operations.

In a statement after visiting the institution last week, Chitungwiza Residents Association Trust leader Mr Marvellous Khumalo, testified that Zim-Asset was at work at the institution.

“What I have seen personally and speaking on behalf of my colleagues is that Zim-Asset is in operation at this institution.”

The Office of the President and Cabinet also showered praises on the institution for excellence in service delivery.

In a letter written by public affairs and knowledge management senior principal director Ambassador Mary Mubi in October last year, Chitungwiza hospital was cited as a case study in service delivery excellence.

Of late there has been concern from the public over allegations of privatisation of service which make healthcare expensive for ordinary Zimbabweans.

But Chitungwiza Central Hospital chief executive, Dr Obadiah Moyo, denied the allegations of privatisation, saying his institution was a public hospital offering services at par with those offered by private institutions at affordable fees.

Dr Moyo said to buttress the fact that Chitungwiza Central Hospital was a public institution, they were still charging consultation fees as prescribed by Government of $10 for adults and free services to under-fives, senior citizens, socially disaantaged and for maternity services.

Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said there was no way the hospital could privatise.

Source : The Herald