Accommodation |  Real Estate |  Restaurants |  What To Do |  Coming Events |  Current News |  Information |  Contact the webmaster
Go to home page View Accommodation options Property for sale Eating Out Activities Information
Latest news on Gweru!
For the people of Gweru
Venue Hire
weddings, conferences, functions
Gweru Ads
Online classifieds
Photo Galleries
Gweru, Our Region and People
The only way to stay informed.
All the non-profit organisations in and around Gweru
Gweru Blogs
All Gweru Bloggers and Journalists
Positive Youth Programmes
PYP doing great things - Award Winning
Tertiary Institutions
Educating the Nation
The motivation for this portal
Non-Profit Organisations
All Gweru NGOs
Starting Your Own Business
Small Business Resources
Gweru hood links
Diaspora Links
Quick links for diasporans
Zimbabwe News Papers
Daily and Weekly Newspapers
Quick Links to Zim Sites
Here are some quick links to Zim sites of Interest
[see all...]
Renal Unit Opens in Gweru
Chronicle Online - Freedom Mupanedemo

Renal unit opens at Gweru Hospital

A RENAL unit has been opened at the Gweru Provincial Hospital – providing instant relief for patients with kidney problems who were previously forced to travel to either Harare or Bulawayo for treatment.The hospital’s superintendent, Dr Fabian Mashingaidze, yesterday said the renal unit started operating last Monday with four dialysis machines.

“At the moment, we have four dialysis machines but we intend to expand,” Dr Mashingaidze said. A number of patients are already visiting the hospital and since we started operating the section, each machine has been servicing three patients a day.”

Dr Mashingaidze said patients were being put on the dialysis machine twice a week with the four machines already failing to cope with the huge demand for the service.

“This is the first time we have opened a renal unit at provincial level and for long, patients with chronic renal failure were being referred to either Harare or Bulawayo,” he explained.

“Patients are now flocking to the hospital to get the service and we are already being overwhelmed by the numbers. We’ll try to expand in the future so that we can assist more patients.”

When Chronicle visited the renal unit at the hospital yesterday, three patients were undergoing dialysis.
“I’m very happy that we now have a renal unit here. I have been a kidney patient for the past 10 years and been travelling to Harare twice a week to be put on a dialysis machine for all these years,” said one of the patients, a female.

Another patient, who only identified himself as Chimedza, said: “This is a huge relief for us. I’ve been getting this service in Bulawayo for years and I want to thank the hospital and our government for this effort. The hospital should continue to strive to improve.”

A dialysis machine helps remove toxic substances in the body for patients with chronic renal failure. It is a life-long kidney replacement, which acts as an artificial kidney.

In developed countries, however, chronic renal failure patients undergo kidney transplant.

All the coming events in and around Gweru
A list of businesses operating in Gweru