The Her­ald

25 years ago

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Leader -

BIKITA, 7 De­cem­ber 1993. — Mukore ru­ral health cen­tre in Bikita which was built three year ago, was fi­nally opened by the Min­is­ter of Health and Child Wel­fare, Dr Tim­o­thy Stamps, at the week­end.

The clinic, which cost over $500 000, serves over 29 500 peo­ple in the area.

Dr Stamps com­mended the Cana­dian High Com­mis­sion for pro­vid­ing the cen­tre with a bore­hole, say­ing the es­tab­lish­ment of the clinic had been over­due as was re­flected by the hug num­ber of peo­ple it served.

How­ever, Dr Stamps said lack of tele­phone at the cen­tre would cre­ate prob­lems in cases of emer­gen­cies.

He said there was no elec­tric­ity for ma­ter­nity night ser­vices and Staff houses were also far from the health cen­tre.

Dr Stamps called on the com­mu­nity to upgrade the road lead­ing to the clinic from Mukore to Chikuku be­cause in its present state it was im­pass­able.

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