By Shingirai Vambe
RUSAPE – Patients seeking X-ray services at Rusape General Hospital have expressed grave concerns over delays in the processing of the services.
Besides having electricity challenges that started few weeks ago, patients in Makoni District have to endure another scourge of waiting for more than a week to have their relatives and friends get X-ray services at the hospital.
Affected patients facing poor X-Ray services reached out to Post On Sunday over the weekend registering their concerns.
Makoni Central Legislator, David Tekeshe also confirmed that more than six patients had contacted him for assistance.
Contacted for a comment, the District Medical Officer, Dr Lincoln Nyafesa was surprised to hear that there were issues at the X-ray department.
However, the District Medical Superintended, Dr. Stewart Karembo refuted the allegations.
Tekeshe contacted Karembo who immediately responded that there were some issues with the hospital staff responsible for that department and he was going to contact the institution’s matron for more details to address the situation. Karembo then later responded through Dr Nyafesa that there were no problems at the X-ray department.
Nyafesa told Post On Sunday that currently, the process takes less than three minutes, as they were now using a digital machine, which instantly send results to mobile gadgets.
The Makoni Central legislator said the response by Karembo showed no remorse, as people were forced to wait for more than a day without their X-rays performed and that alone was a sign of having a problem that should be addressed with immediate effect.
“I have received numerous calls in that regard and I concluded there was a problem at the Hospital.
I personally contacted Karembo and he told me that their hospital staff responsible for the X-ray department had issues. I asked him to solve those internal personal issues without compromising the health of people,” said Tekeshe.
Rusape General Hospital is the referral hospital in Makoni district where X-rays, operations and other critical service are only found.