A defunct Kwekwe Council beerhall has been turned into a state of the art clinic that is set to improve access to health care services for the Mbizo community in Kwekwe.

The community also received two ambulances which were acquired using the constituency development fund.

With the continued growth of Mbizo suburb in Kwekwe access to health care services had become a necessity forcing the legislator for the constituency Vongaishe Mupereri to engage Kwekwe Local Authority to turn an abandoned beerhall into a state of the art clinic.

Briefing the Health and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa, legislator Mupereri said they turned the defunct beerhall into a modern clinic to improve access to quality health care in Mbizo.

Addressing health personnel at the new clinic, Dr Parirenyatwa expressed concern over health institutions that continue to charge the elderly, under fives and pregnant women for treatment.

He stressed that under the new administration of Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa patients entitled to free healthcare should access the services.

In a speech read on his behalf by a director in his office Mr Clepto Diwa, Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Owen Ncube applauded Cde Mupereri for his initiative which he said will improve access to health care services in Mbizo and beyond.

Meanwhile, Dr Parirenyatwa took the opportunity of the official opening of the clinic to encourage Kwekwe residents to vote for the ruling party Zanu PF in the coming harmonised elections.