Harare Central Hospital has received hospital equipment worth $1.5 million from the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The equipment donated by the UAE government supported by some donor agencies in that country include two foetal monitor ctg machines, surgical operation table, five infant incubators, two ecg machines for testing the heart  and two infant resuscitation machines.

In handing over the equipment, representative of the UAE Ambassador to South Africa Mrs Fatima Alsuwaidi said the equipment was donated by four charitable organisations based in the UAE.

“We are planning to visit Zimbabwe soon to assess the needs on your major hospitals,” she said.

In his acceptance speech, Harare Central Hospital Clinical Director, Dr Tapiwanashe Bwakura said the equipment will be installed in their maternity ward which had old machinery thus transforming it into a state of the art facility.

“This hospital relies on donations from well-wishers and this has come at the right time to put this hospital to a world class one,” he said.

Harare Central Hospital is one of the biggest referral hospitals in the country.