The people of Ntabazinduna in Umguza district feel short-changed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care as the proposed upgrading of Ntabazinduna Clinic remains a pipe dream.

In 2015, the Ministry of Health and Child Care made a pronouncement that it was going to upgrade Ntabazinduna clinic to a standard and model rural health care centre.

The ministry also offered to second an ambulance to the clinic to deal with emergency cases.

However, to date nothing has been done to improve the hospital and the community is still struggling to deal with the health needs.

The clinic is servicing the densely populated Ntabazinduna and Mbembesi communities and other resettlement areas.

People who spoke to the ZBC News said the government must honour its promises to the people and stop grand standing.

They also blamed the political leadership for not making follow ups on the proposed developmental projects, saying the trend was worrisome and showed bad leadership.

They called on officials from the Ministry of Health and Child Care to move in swiftly and ensure that the promised ambulance is delivered.

Recently, the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa was quizzed on the issue and said he was in discussion with Cde Obert Mpofu, the legislator for the area, on the appropriate place where the ambulance will be stationed.