Sunday News Reporter
CORPORATE 24 Hospital Group joined the International Midwives Day Celebrations in style as they delivered their first baby girl at its Bulawayo hospital on Friday.
The International Midwives Day is celebrated to highlight the work of midwives. The idea was initiated in the late 1980s and formally launched in 1992. The main objective was to inform everyone with an interest in health and justice that midwives are crucial to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality.
The delivery lasted for more than 10 hours. Father to the girl, Mr Francis Mutinhiri who was beside his wife Ms Caren Severa said: “We are proud parents of a healthy baby girl. We would like to thank our doctor (Dr Elton Sengurayi, specialist obstetrician) and the Corporate 24 team for a job well done.”
Having opened its doors to the public in December last year, Corporate 24’s maternity wing started operations in April. Eight other deliveries have been done at the hospital’s maternity wing. Corporate 24 Hospital boasts of world class delivery suites, private and general wards.
The hospital group also offers a wide range of services including a state-of-the-art theatre, a 24-hour emergency and walk in unit, admissions unit, radiology unit, critical care unit and pharmacy. The one-stop hospital was established at an estimated cost of more than $3,6 million, becoming one of the major health investment in the city in recent years.
The hospital project was awarded project of the year prize in 2016 by the Institute of Project Management in the Health Sector.
Corporate 24 is also in the process of finalising a partnership deal with leading Indian hospital group SPS that will see complicated cardiac, transplant and other surgeries being locally done by Indian specialists. Several Zimbabweans have been travelling to India for surgery.
Corporate 24 founder and chief executive officer Dr Mike Joka said:
“We are excited to be complementing the effort that has been made by other players in Bulawayo in as far as health care delivery is concerned. We feel very encouraged by the warm reception that we have received from the people of Bulawayo whom we feel deserve state-of-the-art facilities just like any other Zimbabwean.”