HCC takes medicine to communities
“We have now started outreach programmes where we are going to shopping centres, halls and other stadia with a partner where we are offering chronic medicines including ARVs, therapy for TB and other chronic illnesses.
“So people can go there with their cards and medicine is delivered. What we don’t want are people defaulting in their medicines because they are unable to move from where they are registered in Mufakose to Mbare,” said Chonzi.
“Our nurses have withdrawn their services and we have scaled down operations to six polyclinics in the city of Harare. That is still the same position that we are in. We have six polyclinics that are functioning namely Kuwadzana, Mabvuku, Budiriro, Glen View, Hatcliffe and Mbare.
As at August 21 2020, Zimbabwe had 5 815 confirmed cases, including 4 587 recoveries and 152 deaths.
“The numbers generally have gone down. The numbers of confirmed Covid-19 cases have also gone down but maybe that is due to testing challenges, but the people who are in the communities who have been exhibiting symptoms are also significantly coming down and those who are exhibiting symptoms are mild. We have not been having people with severe and critical symptoms which will then need critical ICU care,” Chonzi said.