IN PICTURES: Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital Reopens

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By Idah Mhetu

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