Mberengwa West legislator Dr Joram Gumbo has commissioned a hospital theatre and a doctor’s house at Masase Hospital that is set to improve health services for the rural community in his constituency.

The theatre is of a huge significance to the rural people of Mberengwa West who have been struggling to access essential surgery.

The hospital has been faced with a plethora of problems such as shortage of essential medical sundries and staff.

Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Malvin Chihure said despite the challenges, the hospital is not deterred from its thrust of ensuring quality and accessible health care services.

“We have had to make do with what we have and the area legislator has been very supportive to us,” he said.

Speaking after commissioning the doctor’s house and a theatre, Dr Gumbo said it has been his plan to see to it that the hospital functions effectively.

“Some of the donations I have been making here are coming from people from this area as development needs a multi stakeholder approach,” he said.

Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Energy and Power Development Cde Magna Mudyiwa who is also Mudzi West legislator said she has learnt a lot from Dr Gumbo.

“We have learnt a lot on how to woo everyone for the ultimate development goal,” he said.

Dr Gumbo used the constituency development fund to renovate the theatre and the doctor’s house which was damaged by storm a decade ago in a move that is set to ease accommodation pressure at the hospital.

The hospital also constructed an incinerator, installed a laundry machine and repaired an eight body mortuary.