The Ministry of Health and Child Care has stated that heart surgery will resume in Bulawayo. According to the Chronicle, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr Gerald Gwinji said plans were underway to revive heart operations in Bulawayo. These will be performed at Mpilo Central Hospital. The service was last offered 10 years ago.
“It is dependent on building the size and mixture of specialists in Bulawayo so they address all the cases we have at the moment. We are actually working on attracting those so that we decentralise the service to Bulawayo as it was long back.Those suffering from heart diseases should see doctors at public hospitals and be given appropriate advice with regards to treatments which can be internal or external.”