108 nurses from Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital School of Nursing and Midwifery have   graduated after completing their studies

48 of the graduates were registered general nurses drawn from three groups that enrolled between 2013 and 2014.

The remaining 60 graduates were midwives from the 2015 and 2016 groups.

The graduation ceremony was held at a time Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital has broken new grounds in terms of improved medical diagnostic and surgical services.

“The hospital recently commissioned new CT scan equipment and a cardiology centre. Services such as laparascopy, which involves minimum invasive surgery, are offered here, while haemodialysis is expected to start soon,” the hospital Medical Superintendant, Dr Collet Mawire said.

In line with the thrust of public private partnerships (PPPs) in achieving national goals, Zimplats has undertaken to revive the hospital’s dental unit after making an undertaking to procure equipment for the unit at a cost of $70 000.

In addition, the company has also set its sights on revamping the Chinhoyi Hospital laundry section.

Zimplats Managing Director, Mr Stanley Segula said for a start, the section will have a new drying machine valued at $20 000.

The graduation ceremony was Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital’s 17th and to date, the institution has churned out about 850 registered general nurses.