At the hospital the First lady found nurses on their routine duties and praised them for doing “a great job” despite the economic conditions.
According to the state media which went with Mnangagwa and covered the “surprise” visit, the President’s wife said she was hopeful that the problems that the hospital is facing will be addressed in today’s National Budget presentation by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.
“ You are doing great work caring for our patients despite the shortage of resources. I am sure you are aware of the prevailing economic situation in the country. I hope that some of the critical problems facing the institution will be addressed in the forthcoming National Budget when resources are allocated. The purpose of my visit is to have an appreciation of the hospital’s operations. I am happy. I was impressed by the cordial patient-staff relationship and cleanliness in the hospital,” she said.