ZANU PF National Political Commissar and Deputy Minister of Defense and War Veterans Affairs Victor Matemadanda has praised medical specialists, senior doctors, and nurses at Mutare Provincial Hospital for continuing to assist patients when others are not.

Medical specialists and senior doctors and nurses at Mutare Provincial Hospital continue to render their services following engagement with the government despite junior doctors taking an adamant position not to report to work.

While Donating three wheelchairs and 500kgs of rice to staff and patients at the hospital, the Zanu PF political commissar applauded the hospital staff for coming to the rescue of patients by taking heed of calls by government to continue negotiations while fulfilling their duties as lifesavers.

The Political Commissar urged the Minister of State, Ministry of Health and health workers to continue with the positive engagement with the government providing empowerment schemes to complement salaries by the medical staff.

“We are happy with the spirit exhibited by staff at this hospital following engagement with local government leadership spearhead by the Minister of State. We need to continue with the engagement and support the medical staff. Venturing into empowerment schemes and projects is worth development than striking,” he said.

Minister of State for Manicaland, Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba, also commended the medical staff for remaining resolute in providing health care services to patients stating that as part of the engagement, a number of empowerment initiatives have been lined up to assist nurses and doctors in the province.

“As the minister of state for provincial affairs, I will consider the request to consider medical doctors and staff in the allocation of land among other empowerment initiatives. We comment senior doctors, specialist, and nurses for answering to the profession’s calling,” she said.

Zanu PF National Youth League’s Political Commissar, Godfrey Tsenengamu, said the youth league is organising an award ceremony to honor outstanding workers in the health sector in the spirit of the positive engagement.

“We want to organise an award ceremony as the youth league to awards outstanding workers in the health profession,” he said.

Meanwhile, Matemadanda says the donation comes after his visit to the hospital a few months ago where he received concerns on the need to provide wheelchairs and food to assist the health institution adding that he will continue with efforts to mobilise more resources to help the health institution.