Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo has announced that it will be charging US$60 for casualty and US$3000 for a general ward and then US$5000 for ICU for all aptients with Coronavirus.
A notice on social media from the hospital reads as below and the hospital has not disputed the notice.
The Catholic run hospital is currently the only hospital in Bulawayo ready to attend to Covid-19 Patients as the other two Ekusile Hospital and Thorngroove are still being renovated.
Commenting on the matter on Tweeter, Times Live journalist Lenin Ndebele said, “Covid 19 has moved from I know someone who has it to, there’s a death at home I lost a childhood friend a guy actually a year younger than me.
“This thing doesn’t discriminate. South Africa is hard hit and I fear for Zimbabwe because hospitals demand US$ 60 for casualty and US$3000 for a general ward and then US$5000 for ICU. Basically with nurses on strike and hospitals poorly equipped if you can’t raise USD in Zimbabwe you are in trouble. The leadership has failed us in our darkest hour. Maybe they say, they are opposition supporters let them die”.