Zimbabwe would soon be saving millions of dollars in medical bills being incurred by the executive and other top government officials abroad as China is said to have pledged to construct a state of the art military medical facility which will serve all the bigwigs locally.
Zanu PF secretary for legal affairs Paul Mangwana, who was part of a delegation sent to China on a learning trip recently, said the Chinese military has pledged to build a military hospital which will be manned by well-trained specialists, who will be at the service of the executive and other senior government officials.
“We were sent to China by the government to learn on how they managed to build such a big and vibrant economy. We were fortunate to be addressed by the Chinese minister of defense who pledged that they would build for us a military hospital which will cater for all the needs of the executive and other top government officials.
“Our leaders will be able to seek medical treatment locally because this state of the art military hospital will be manned by top specialists,” said Mangwana.
According to Mangwana, Zimbabwe at present has no medical institution which can cater for the executive.
“We have had incidences where members of the executive are airlifted to either South Africa or India but that will soon come to an end if that hospital is built,” said Mangwana.
Members of the public have often times complained on the state of hospitals locally and accused the government of showing no concern at all to improve the conditions because they get treated abroad.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s deputies Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi have been in and out of hospital since their appointments drawing the much needed forex from treasury.