The Health Ministry is set to recruit 500 health workers which include doctors, nurses and technicians after the Ministry of Finance gave them the go-ahead to do so.
This was revealed by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa after a COVID-19 taskforce meeting yesterday when she said the government was mulling setting up quarantine centres for COVID-19 positive cases as some cases have no capacity to self isolate.
The taskforce was informed that Treasury has concurred to the recruitment of an additional 500 health workers including doctors, nurses, and technicians for Intensive Care Unit/High Dependency Unit and isolation centres across the country.
This recruitment will go a long way in boosting our health services’ capacity to respond and treat Covid-19 cases.
On the issue of isolation centres for positive cases Mutsvangwa said:It has also been noted that there are some cases that have the capacity to self-isolate but are not adhering to self-isolation protocols and are putting communities at risk.
We have recommended that all positive cases at private and public quarantine facilities be moved to specific isolation centres in order to prevent the further spread of Covid-19,
As of yesterday, Zimbabwe recorded 574 confirmed cases, 152 recoveries and seven (7) deaths.