pres renal.jpgThe Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe, officially opened the Sally Mugabe Renal Training Institute at Chitungwiza Central Hospital.

President  Mugabe called upon the lifting of the illegal sanctions imposed on the country by the West which have compromised the health delivery system.

The MDC-T President, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai’s adviser on security matters, former ZRP Senior Assistant Commissioner Emmanuel Chimwanda said he is happy with the facilities and treatment he is receiving at Chitungwiza Hospital.

This comes in the backdrop of the MDC-T refusing to de-nounce the illegal sanction which have caused untold suffering to Zimbabweans.

he is going to discuss with the Minister of Finance, Mr Tendai Biti for renal costs to be reduced so that patients can only pay administrative costs as the current fee is high.

President Mugabe said as patron of the Zimbabwe Kidney Foundation, he wants a clear policy were kidney ailments and renal problems can be treated as other chronic diseases.

Cde Mugabe also praised Chitungwiza Hospital for attaining an IFO 2008 certification on the excellent quality of service offered at the institution

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Deputy Minister of Health and Child elfare dr douglas mombeshora said the opening of the institution is a welcome development.
Chitungwiza Central Hospital Chief Executive Dr Obadiah Moyo narrated how he worked with the late First Lady Cde Sally Mugabe to raise funds for the kidney association of Zimbabwe.

The Sally Mugabe Renal Training Institute consists of eight haemodialysis machines and caters for 16 patients a day.

The institute is expected to commence a comprehensive training programme starting with 20 trainee renal practitioners.
Cde Sally Mugabe died of renal failure on the 27th of January 1992.