Wilkins Hospital

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Wilkins Hospital is a City of Harare (CoH) infectious diseases hospital in Harare.

Contact Details

Princess Road, Milton Park, Harare.

Telephone: 0242 740464, 740433.

Events

As part of a project across Zimbabwe, Medirite installed over 20 Digital X Ray Machines, beginning with Lupane District Hospital, Chipinge District Hospital and Wilkins Hospital in 2015. In September, Minister of Health and Child Care, David Parirenyatwa, attended a handover event at Wilkins Hosptial. The machines will cater for TB patients. <ref name=" Official Handover of Digital X Ray by Medirite Healthcare to Wilkins Hospital"> Official Handover of Digital X Ray by Medirite Healthcare to Wilkins Hospital, Medirite Healthcare News, Published: 3 September 2016, Retrieved: 18 March 2020<ref>

In November 2019, Prosper Chonzi, the CoH health services director, intends to make one of its infectious diseases hospitals, Wilkins, a district hospital. Local clinics are understaffed and cannot cope with the large number of patients referred from central hospitals, where doctors are on strike, the council has said. Since government doctors downed tools beginning of September, patients have been referred to local clinics for treatment. The city would seek aid from the Health ministry to assist with funding for the project.

The move will leave infectious diseases patients in Harare with only one treatment centre, Beatrice Infectious Diseases Centre along Beatrice Road (Simon Mazorodze Road). <ref name=" Harare to turn Wilkins into district hospital"> Harare to turn Wilkins into district hospital, Newsday, Published: November 2019, Retrieved: 18 March 2020<ref>

(It does not seem this happened).

In March 2020, a traveler from Thailand presented and was admitted at Wilkins Hospital with symptoms that may indicate COVID-19. Further tests were undertaken. <ref name="Zimbabwe Hospitalizes Suspected Coronavirus Patient from Thailand"> Zimbabwe Hospitalizes Suspected Coronavirus Patient from Thailand, Name of Publication Here, Published: 8 March 2020, Retrieved: 18 March 2020<ref>