Harare City Clinics Ovewhemed By Covid-19 Patients
3 August 2021

By A Correspondent- The Haracity Council says it is failing to manage the number of patients visiting their clinics with Covid-19 and other ailments due to a shortage of nurses.

Acting Harare City Mayor, Stewart Mutizwa says the local authority is being deserted by health staff which is going for greener pastures.

“Our clinics are understaffed. While we attend to COVID-19 vaccinations, we still attend to other ailments,” the council posted on social media Monday while responding to residents’ concerns over poor service delivery.

“We have lost nurses to other institutions.”

According to the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA), several clinics, among them the Kuwadzana Polyclinic, were overwhelmed by people seeking to be vaccinated.

“Currently, residents are being turned away as the health personnel are prioritising those who registered last Friday,” CHRA said in a statement.