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Machindu Clinic 70% complete

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Machindu Clinic 70% complete



CHIREDZI – Machindu Clinic in Chiredzi South Ward 9 in 70% complete and will see villagers who have been walking at least 12 kilometres to their nearest clinic get closer services.
The clinic situated in Gonarezhou is funded by Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (Campfire) proceeds and the Devolution fund.
A tour of the project was organised by Chiredzi Rural District Council (RDC) last week.
The clinic will have a maternity ward, male and female wards, outpatient room, examination room and treatment room.
Chiredzi RDC community services executive officer Mikia Majatame said the local tirelessly working to complete the clinic.
He said their thrust is for healthcare services to be easily accessible by villagers.
“As Chiredzi RDC we are working tirelessly so that all communities have healthcare facilities that are accessible to all communities in the district.
“We are hoping that the clinic will open as soon as possible so that the community receives healthcare services at its doorstep and not resort to walking close to eight kilometres to the nearest clinic,” said Majatame.
The nearest clinics are Masivamele and Mhlanguleni. Other clinics under construction using Campfire proceeds are Masukwe and Pahlela.
Sinikiwe Chikwama, a villager said expecting mothers had difficulties walking long distances to the nearest clinics for checkups.
“We are happy as a community, especially women and we are hopeful that the clinic will be completed soon so that people can be assisted close by. Pregnant mothers were facing challenges of walking long distances to access the nearest clinic in Mhlanguleni or Masivamele,” said Chikwama.

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