Liberty Dube Mutare Correspondent
MORE clinics will soon be established in Nyanga as Government’s steps up efforts to curb non-communicable diseases. Speaking at the official opening of Bende village health post in Nyanga recently, Nyanga South Member of National Assembly Cde Supa Mandiwanzira said that four other clinics were under construction as part of efforts to expand service delivery to accommodate more villagers.
So far Bende Clinic and Nyanga Health Centre, which is co-owned by Nyanga district medical officer Dr Admore Jokwiro and his wife Alice, are now functional serving thousands of villagers in Nyanga while other health centres in Ward 18 in Mapako, in Ward 22 and another in Spring Valley are under construction.
“No other MP in this constituency has done this. I want to be remembered for leaving something that changed people’s lives and something that will benefit you and your great grand- children. We have four clinics we are building in this constituency. The first one is in Ward 18 Mapako, which is almost complete. We have one in Ward 22 and that is where I come from. We have another one in Spring Valley and we have several other projects as we value people’s health,” said Cde Mandiwanzira.
Meanwhile, Dr Admore Jokwiro, also added that his project would serve more than 3 000 people in the Bende community.
“We will also have the Telemedicine facility that will see patients consulting health care-givers via the internet. We appreciate the Bende village health post and I should say we need more facilities like these. Lives were lost while some women would suffer miscarriages failing to access medical services at the nearest clinic, which would be literally far.
“We also have cases of women who delivered on their way to the clinics. Others have also succumbed to diseases such as malaria. This project will play a critical role in alleviating such challenges,” he said.