By Staff Reporter
Government has condemned Marondera council’s isolation centre over wood tiles saying the building is not conducive to receive Covid 19 patients despite the local authority having massively invested in it.
Open Council Marondera has it on good authority that the proposed isolation centre was condemned because of its wood tiled floor.
Marondera Mayor Chengetai Murowa confirmed that and said they have since established another centre in Dombotombo.
“The Ministry of Health condemned the Farmer’s Hall as an isolation centre and we have since moved to Dombotombo where we identified a new building. Government said the initial centre’s floor is made up of wood tiles hence not conducive to hold Covid 19 patients,” he said.
The condemned centre had more than 20 beds and was meant to accommodate suspected Covid 19 patients from Council run clinics before they are moved to Marondera Provincial Hospital.
Apart from the isolation centre, council has deployed workers at its 12 functioning boreholes across the town who are ensuring that residents practise hygiene at the water sources.
Meanwhile, the farming town had its first Covid case, a returnee who was housed at Marondera High School who is admitted at the provincial hospital’s quarantine centre.
Mashonaland East Province has since recorded six cases of Covid 19 with four recoveries.
The recovered patients are members of the Zimre Park family in Ruwa.