Mpilo Hospital set for major facelift


MPILO Central Hospital is to undergo a major facelift as authorities attempt to resuscitate the hospital infrastructure in collaboration with local companies and organisations.

Pamela Mhlanga

Addressing stakeholders during a tour of the hospital’s community projects on Tuesday,Mpilo Central Hospital chief executive officer Lawrence Mantiziba said the institution envisaged giving a new-look to the interior and exterior infrastructure of the hospital.

Mantiziba said authorities hoped to come up with a “newer” Mpilo Central Hospital.
“We hope with time, Mpilo will undergo major improvement. We are heading towards that
direction,” he told stakeholders.

Mantiziba revealed that the hospital authorities were working closely with a number of private companies in the renovation of the health facility’s infrastructure and its surroundings.

He said this was meant to provide a conducive environment for patients, that in turn would go a long way in assisting them improve their health while at the institution.
“We are working with a lot of organisations who have adopted the hospital wards and infrastructure in a bid to resuscitate them,” Mantiziba added.

“Holiday Inn that has adopted one of the wards and has for now done 70% in the complete renovation of the ward, the People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) has resuscitated two of our four boreholes that had broken down, the Everlasting Gospel Church International has adopted another ward, Zimplow had adopted a theatre and casualty room.

“CBZ, Raj Modi’s Spar and a lot of other companies are mobilising resources for the hospital.”

Before the tour, the Bulawayo City Council donated medical consumables including boxes of surgery and renal packs to the hospital in a bid to improve the hospital’s healthcare provision.

Acting council chamber secretary Spekiwa Guta said the donation was a token of appreciation to the hospital as it played a big role in terms of health provision to the city.