NOIC Fund for local open heart surgery

NOIC Fund for local open heart surgery

NOIC Fund for local open heart surgery

Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has established itself as a centre of excellence for Open Heart Surgery. The Group of Hospitals has entered into a partnership with the National Oil Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe (NOIC) which is going to see between 70 and 80 patients undergoing open heart surgery at the premier health Institution.

 

While Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals is endowed with the expertise in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology as well as the relevant infrastructure, NOIC has provided
funds to the tune of $350 000.00 for the provision of the much required consumables. A colourful ceremony to unveil the fund was held at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on the 10th of May 2017. The ceremony was graced by the Honourable Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr P.D Parirenyatwa and the Honourable Minister of
Energy and Power Development, Dr S. Undenge. The donation goes a long way in helping Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals to retain their skilled specialists whom they could otherwise lose if their skills were not put to use locally. “The donation strongly helps in the creation of a centre of excellence at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals and attract medical tourists”, said Dr P.D. Parirenyatwa while officiating at the launch of the fund. Open Heart Surgery is capital intensive, thus making it expensive and unaffordable to the ordinary Zimbabweans who cannot afford heart operation especially from outside the country. The sponsorship will save huge sums of foreign currency as cardiothoracic patients will no longer need to travel to South Africa, India and Western countries as the operations will now be done at
Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.

 

Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals appreciates the sponsorship by NOIC. Dr Chimuka, a Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon encouraged other corporates to follow NOIC’s footsteps and he categorically expressed confidence that the country can even do heart transplants provided Zimbabweans put their hands together and procure
the required equipment. “Now we have found relief for heart patients, who have had to travel outside our boarder. We are so proud that today we have forged a partnership which is a home grown solution to help our people and so that we can fully utilize our own experts. We are grateful to NOIC for coming on board and
making our hopes come true”, said Dr Parirenyatwa, the Minister of Health and Child Care Both the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Dr S Undenge and the Board Chairman of NOIC, Dr J. Madzingira pledged to continue supporting Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, particularly in the area of Open Heart Surgery.

 

The Group Chief Executive of Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Mr T.A Zigora promised that the country’s premier health institution will not relent in pursuing new
initiatives for the benefit of the generality of Zimbabweans. He further indicated that his institution will continue to engage partners to enhance and expand the
scope of services offered at the institution.