Parirenyatwa Update on Boy Mauled by Hyena at Church Service
Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital has given an update on the state of a boy who was mauled by a hyena in Zaka District in Masvingo Province in May this year.
Both mainstream and social media were awash with the story, making it of public interest.
The boy was bitten by a hyena at a church service on the fateful night of 7 May 2021 and he suffered severe facial injuries and disfigurement.
He was immediately taken to Mashoko Mission Hospital where he was transferred to Masvingo Provincial Hospital and eventually to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals for specialist surgical treatment. He was admitted at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on the 8th of May 2021.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the specialists who took part in the treatment and care of the child. The child’s life is now out of danger but requires facial reconstruction.
He is taking his lessons, can read, write and play games with his phone. Special mention goes to our specialist Pediatricians, General Surgeons, Ophthalmologists, Plastic Surgeons, Maxillofacial Surgeons, ENT Surgeons, Neuro Surgeons, Anesthetists, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Nurses and all those who took part in the treatment and care of this particular child.
Some well-wishers have now offered to airlift the Child to South Africa for the required facial reconstruction and rehabilitation. The child is currently under Dr Manana, a Consultant Specialist Maxillofacial Surgeon.
While parents and well-wishers acknowledge the expertise within our hospital in carrying out facial reconstructions, the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals respects their desire to have the procedure done in South Africa.
Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals would like to wish the child all the best in his journey to total recovery.
In other news, Juju drama halts demolitions
Demolitions of informal traders’ stalls at Mbudzi roundabout were temporally halted Monday after a suspected juju case at one of the stalls.
A mechanical failure of the bulldozer trusted to do the work was blamed on juju, attracting multitudes of onlookers and giving some traders time to unpack their wares.
One of the unregistered traders identified as King Irie confronted the…Learn More