More than 150 nurses and midwives from Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals have received certificates and awards in different nursing courses to prepare them for quality health services delivery for all as required by the government.

Addressing graduands and senior nurses at a local hotel in the capital, Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company CEO Dr Morris Mpofu who was the guest of honour said the graduation has come at a time when the nation is faced with an outbreak of cholera.

“It is my fervent hope that the skills you acquired will be deployed to combat this outbreak and other diseases,’ he said.

Principal nursing officer Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals Dr Lillian Dodzo also said the institution is not only going to train specialist nurses for itself, but for other hospitals as well.

“As the leading teaching hospital we will continue to be responsive to emergency demand,” she said.

Those graduated expressed their happiness for completing their programmes.

Some of the courses include midwifery, operating theater nursing, renal nursing, oncology and palliative care nursing, nurse anaesthetic and intensive care nursing.