Harare Central hospital main theatres that were out of service for six years are set to open after government provided funding.
The 1 200-bed referral institution has been operating without its main theatres since 2002 and their revival will commence soon following the release of funding by government.
This follows the Head of State and Government Â and Commander In-Chief of the ZimbabweÂ Defence Forces CdeÂ Robert Mugabeâ€™s note when he launched theÂ Short-Term Emergency Recovery (STERP) Programme last year.
In an interview with ZBC News, Harare hospital Chief Executive Mr. Jealous Nderere said the hospital was allocated some funds by the government which has helped in accelerating the refurbishment program.
The breakdown of the main theatres in 2002 led to a huge backlog of patients as the current theatres located on the first floor were reserved for emergency cases only.
While government has offered some funding to the hospital’s resuscitation of the main theatres more financial assistance is still required to beef up its operational capacity.
The health sector is one of the many social sectors that have been affected by the illegal sanctions imposed by the American and British governments on Zimbabwe.