The countryâ€™s biggest referral centre, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has acquired state of the art equipment for various units in a move that is expected to improve services as well as align the institution with international best practices.
The hospital, through funding from the government, has embarked on a refurbishment exercise that is expected to match services offered at renowned regional and international medical institutions.
The hospitalâ€™s clinical director, Mr Sydney Makarau commended the government for availing funds, saying the availability of state of the art equipment at the institution is a positive development which is expected to improve services.
New equipment has been installed in the high dependency unit, the intensive care as well as the resuscitation room.
New adjustable beds have also been acquired.
The beds, which are electrically operated, can store power that can go for up to 4 hours in the event that there is a power outage.
In the intensive care unit, all the 5 beds are now linked to a computer operator that makes it easy for nurses on duty to monitor patients from the nursesâ€™ station.
New gadgets that assist in monitoring a patientâ€™s condition have also been installed.Â
The resuscitation room, which could only cater for 2 patients, has been extended to accommodate up to 8 patients at any given time.
Parirenyatwa hospital has a capacity to admit 987 patients at any given time and is the principal teaching hospital for the University Of Zimbabwe School Of Medicine.