Top Menu




Karanda Hospital gets the job done

Karanda Hospital in Mt Darwin remains one of the most popular health institutions in the country.

BY BLESSED MHLANGA

Patients flock to this hospital from all over the country seeking specialist treatment for ailments such as the common prostate problem, among other afflictions.

Head of Karanda Hospital, Daniel Stevens, told The Standard during a visit to the health institution last week that the hospital was dedicated to offering specialist treatment at affordable cost.

The reputation of the hospital has seen patient visits increasing to as much as 300 per day although the infrastructure has not expanded significantly.

“They come here, I think because of the affordable care that we offer.

We are mostly missionaries here and we don’t take a salary.

So it is cheaper, we don’t have a lot of overheads which is the case with government.

We have staff that works hard and we get the job done basically,” he said.

Despite the high demand in services, Karanda has to, like all other health institutions in Zimbabwe, make do with a small workforce owing to the government freeze on recruitment.

Stevens said 37 posts that required filling were frozen by the ministry of Health due to economic reasons, resulting in the hospital being short of critical staff including X-ray technicians and physiotherapists.

Norman Muradzikwa, whose four-year-old son suffered serious burns after a battery exploded in his hand, undertook a two- hour ride on public transport from Bindura to Karanda to seek treatment for the boy.

“I could not go to Bindura Hospital or to Harare because my child would have to spend a week or so without seeing a doctor.

There would have been no hope for him, but here the staff is friendly and the doctors come even at night and if you don’t have money they allow you to pay later,” he said.

First lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, who visited the hospital last week, said she was pleased with the staff and service at the hospital.

“It’s very clean and the comments by patients here are encouraging.

It is my hope that all hospitals can begin to appreciate this kind of service and good-naturedness of staff at this mission hospital,” she said.

Mnangagwa said her visits to other hospitals had revealed an outcry from patients who were complaining that nurses were rough, negligent and at times did not give them attention.

Stevens said the hospital did not have a strong funding base and therefore had to rely on innovative ideas to ensure that it did not go under.

“The patients pay for the cost that they use and other than that, we have some donations from overseas.

We have container supplies, but those are just erratic,” he said.

3 Responses to Karanda Hospital gets the job done

  1. Tinzweiwo Samasimba February 25, 2018 at 11:14 am #

    VaDaniel Stevens handivo vakanga vari pachipatara cheHoward here? Ndinoti kuvashandi vose veKaranda, Jehovah vakuroveyi nemapopoma nemafashamu mazhinji zhinji emaropafadzo mose. Murambe makadaro. Nditiwo kune zvimwe zvipatara, neGurukota rehutano nekurerwa kwevana, aiwaka kwedu tinoti, kugara nhaka huona dzevamwe. Tutevedzera chakanaka hakuna kumboipa mufunge. Ndinovimba pachavewo nesanduko muzvimwe zvipatara kunyanya zviri pasi
    peHurumende.

  2. thabisa February 25, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

    It took me a long time to think about this testimony! You helped me so much lately that I really wanted to express all the feelings I have since I met you. Of course, I am really happy that you reunited us. What I will remember from that fantastic experience you made me live with this spell, it’s that you have always been a very kind and sincere person. You remind me a lot of my grandmother who used to tell me stories about spell casting and spiritual healing when I was young. You are a rare person and I’m glad that I met you. I can feel all your spiritual goodness in all the emails you wrote, from the first day until now! I’ll be forever thankful.
    ”Contact the Great Healer Mama Noah now for your problems +27632454019 or whatsapp her your problems . She also helps in financial blessing, win lotto, win courtcases, get visa overseas win tenders, good luck and marriage problems, promotion at work and protection from enemies.
    Call her+27632454019 or whatsapp her your problems now”

  3. MAMA February 28, 2018 at 9:37 am #

    My name is stinah i was married for five years without any child, because of this, my husband started acting very strange at home, coming home lately and not spending time with me anymore. and because of this, my husband divorced me. So i became very sad and lost hope in life because my doctor told me there was no way for me to get pregnant this really made life so hard for me and my family.my friend told me about mama Janet from the Internet, how they have helped people with this similar problem that i was going through so i contacted them and explained them.she cast a reunite spell to bring back my husband and it was a miracle three days later my husband came back to me and apologized for all he has done and told me he is fully ready to support me in any thing i want,a few months later i got pregnant and gave birth to twins (boys) we are happy with ourselves. Thanks, mama for saving my relationship and for also saving others too. continue your good work, If you are interested to contact her and testify this blessing like me, the great spell caster You can Contact her now for your relationship/marriage issues, financial blessing ,boost your business,win lotto,court cases,promotion at workproblems or whatsap her +27670533178.shes based in durban and johannesburg

AMH logo

© 2020 The Zimind. All Rights reserved.

DMMA logo

123