Cyclone Idai victims in Manicaland have praised the government for continued health relief programmes across all command centres and health facilities in the province.

The storm is now over and what remains are scars and sad memories as thousands have lost their loved ones, homes, properties, infrastructure and others left injured.

Many are still deeply hurt and stuck in the unknown world, wondering whether their missing relatives will ever be found.

A visit to the Skyline Command Centre in Chimanimani saw patients queuing up to receive free medical attention, a development which the community members emotionally welcomed.

A cyclone victim receiving medical attention from the ZNA medical team

Some of the victims are being attended to at Chipinge General Hospital where they are admitted.

Meanwhile, Zanu PF Manicaland Youth League members visited the victims to offer their best wishes and have since pledged manual labour towards reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the province.

In its latest communication this morning, the government confirmed that 66 patients have since been airlifted to various medical centres while 40 doctors drawn from PSMI, Zimbabwe Medical Association, ZRP and army have been deployed to Chipinge Hospital, Skyline command centre and other areas in the province.

By Saturday evening, 154 deaths had been confirmed, with 162 people injured, 136 still marooned, 187 missing while 4884 have been completely displaced.

Along this, 48 schools, 10 bridges and 18 water points were part of the infrastructure destroyed.