IN PICTURES: Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital Reopens
Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital in Harare reopened this week with a capacity to admit 60 COVID-19 patients in stable conditions and another 10 in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Briefing journalists after a tour of the hospital, Harare City Health Director, Prosper Chonzi, said the hospital was now prepared to treat any COVID-19 patient.
The renovations were carried out by Chinese companies through their local embassy at a cost of US$100 000. The council-run medical facility has also been equipped with ventilators, back-up solar system, industrial backpack tanks for disinfecting surfaces, towels and bed linen.
Below are some of the pictures captured during the tour.
One of the ICU beds
A health worker shows how a ventilator is operated
An isolation centre
One of the wards for stable patients