The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa through her charity organisation Angel of Hope sourced drugs and equipment for the refurbishment and face lifting of Rosa Rural Hospital in Chiweshe, Mashonaland Central Province in an effort to ensure equal access to quality health care services to all Zimbabweans.
The First Lady who was born at Rosa Hospital came back to her place of birth and spent some time with new mothers and some patients hospitalised at the health institution.
“Ziva kwawakabva handina kukanganwa kwandakabva that is why i saw it fit kugadzirisa imba yandakazvarirwa. Madzimai huyai kumahospital kubarira mudzimba kune ngozi (I did not forget where i came from, which is why i saw it fit to fix the hospital i was born in. Women should come and give birth in hospitals giving birth in your houses is very dangerous.),” she said.
Amai Mnangagwa who was also appointed the health ambassador by the Ministry of Health and Child Care urged people to adopt healthy eating habits.
“Ngatidyei chikafu chinovaka miviri, our traditional foods, sadza rezviyo mhunga so that tisagare tichirwara rwara (Let’s eat healthy foods, our traditional foods so that we remain fit and free from diseases.),” said Amai Mnangagwa.
The Provincial Medical Director for Mashonaland Central, Dr Clemence Tshuma commended the First Lady for her interventions in the health sector across the country which has seen her sourcing drugs and equipment for clinics and hospitals in rural areas.
“People should be able to have universal access to health service, and we thank you for what you are doing not only in this province but in the country as a whole, we really appreciate,” he said.
Traditional leader, Chief Negomo also thanked the First Lady for her philanthropic works spread across the country.
The event was attended by various government officials who include Mashonaland Central Minister of State Senator Monica Mavunga, Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services who is also the Zanu PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairman, Cde Kazembe Kazembe and the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Retired Air Chief Marshall Perrence Shiri.
Rosa Rural Hospital was constructed in 1935 and has a capacity of 51 beds.