The Save Our Hospitals Zimbabwe (SOHZ) team met in Harare last night at the Anglican Cathedral in a meeting chaired by Bishop Chad Gandiya.
The meeting was meant to update the group on the latest developments regarding the work of helping the central public hospitals in Harare, Bulawayo and Chitungwiza that is being speared by SOHZ.
It was noted that there is a consignment of gloves coming in from England this week, which has been donated by a group of Zimbabwean ladies domiciled in the United Kingdom.
The gloves will go to the five major central hospitals, Parirenyatwa, Mpilo, Chitungwiza, Harare and United Bulawayo Hospitals
Shingai Gwatidzo from the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe also attended the meeting last night and he explained to the team that medicines that are not ordinarily licensed in Zimbabwe, but are on the essential medicines list would be given an exemption certificate if they were coming under the Save Our Hospitals Zimbabwe.
It was also agreed that the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe would be copied in all correspondence regarding medicines and medical consumables
It was also agreed that over and above the Clinical Directors of the six participating hospitals being on the Save Our Hospitals Zimbabwe team, each of the participating hospitals would second a consultant doctor to help with the work of clarifying medical issues to potential donors
Save Our Hospitals Zimbabwe will open an account in London and South Africa, donations from other regions will be done via Paypal into the London or South African accounts in the meantime.
The Save Our Hospitals Zimbabwe team is doing this work as a service to the community at no fee and they use their resources to run the initiative.
Any Zimbabweans or friends of Zimbabwe wanting to donate towards the initiative should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting was attended by:
Bishop Chad Gandiya, Dr Solomon Guramatunhu, Shingai Gwatidzo, Beatrice Mtetwa, Professor Rati Ndhlovu, Hopewell Chin’ono, Ben Manyenyeni and the clinical directors from Chitungwiza, Parirenyatwa and Harare Hospitals who also represented Mpilo, UBH and Ingutsheni Clinical Directors.
The Clinical Directors present are Dr Patrick Dhliwayo, Dr Noah Madziva and Dr Chris Pasi respectively.