|Council mulls setting up district hospitals|
|Saturday, 11 August 2012 18:32|
The Harare City Council is mulling setting up district hospitals as part of measures to decongest polyclinics.
According to minutes of a recent meeting of the Education, Health, Housing and Community Services and Licensing Committee, the proposal follows an upsurge in demand for services at council polyclinics.
Mabvuku and Edith Opperman clinics are among the busiest.
“ . . . Council authorises the director of health services to explore the possibility of setting up district hospitals in Harare as a means to decongest polyclinics and offer more comprehensive health services to the residents of Harare,” reads part of the minutes.
“The committee noted that the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare had given a nod to the idea and that the director of health services would come up with a project proposal on the matter,” the minutes state.
The committee also noted that services at polyclinics have continued to improve as a result of the partnerships that council has forged with several donors.
Health and TB care partnerships, just to mention a few.