Video PlayerClose HARARE, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) — Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on Friday assured the nation that there are enough hospital facilities to cater for COVID-19 patients for the time being. Chiwenga, who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care, said contrary to reports on social media, there were enough hospital beds to cater for patients and these would be increased if need be. “It would be, however, an exaggeration at this stage, to suggest that our health institutions are overwhelmed by cases of COVID-19. Admittedly, the recent escalation of cases of the pandemic in the country caused a high demand for health care. “Nonetheless, let me reassure citizens that Zimbabwe’s public and private health institutions still have adequate capacity to offer health services to all patients,” he said. As of Jan. 14, the country had recorded a cumulative total of 25,368 confirmed cases, including 14,714 recoveries and 636 deaths. At least 47 people died on Jan. 14, as the pandemic wreaks havoc among communities, while all the latest infections are local. “In light of widely circulating reports alleging that there is a serious deficit of hospital beds, let me point out that these were ’embellished social… Read full this story
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