At least 10 000 villagers  from Chivi, are set to benefit from the construction of Chasiyatende Clinic.

The clinic was constructed by members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) as part of the defence forces community assistance projects

Villagers from Chasiyatende area in Chivi have had to bear the brunt of traveling at least 15 km to access medical health care in neighbouring villages.

Health care services will now be at their door steps following the completion of Chasiyatende Clinic.

The ZNA provided the artisans to build the health care facility while a non-governmental organisation, Vision Trust provided funding.

Officially at the handing over of the clinic, the Commander Zimbabwe Defense Forces, General Constantino Chiwenga said they will continue working with needy communities on developmental projects.

“The ZNA continuously provides assistance to needy communities throughout the year, but this social responsibility gesture is heightened during the ZDF community assistance week which is observed annually,” said General Chiwenga.

Masvingo provincial medical director, Dr Amaedeus Shamhu said the construction of the clinic will go a long way in reducing maternal and child mortality and control the spread of preventable diseases.

“Our partner Vision Trust has proved that they are mindful of the importance of addressing the basic needs from grassroots level to ensure improved factors that determine good health and quality health care delivery,” he said.

In the past, villagers in Chasiyatende had to travel to Razi, Zivuku or Ngundu rural health care centers to get medical attention.