PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals has come up with a booking system to accommodate citizens intending to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a move that is set to minimize queuing and crowing under the prevailing COVID times.
By Michael Gwarisa
In an Interview with HealthTimes, Parirenyatwa Hospital Spokesperson, Mr Linos Dire said they were now vaccinating close to 1000 people daily for both the first and second doses of the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines.
We start inoculating at 9:00 am everyday and currently we have the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines. We have Sinopharm for first dose and Sinovac for second doses. In a day we are vaccinating 500 people for the first dose and 400 for the second dose,” said Mr Dire.
He added that they have developed a booking system whereby those who who would have come and failed to be vaccinated on a particular day because of the overwhelming numbers can book for a later date.
“This is meant to manage the huge numbers of people coming to be vaccinated. Currently, vaccination at our hospital is open to the public.”
He however added that there was no preferential treatment and anyone wishing to be vaccinated is supposed to go through the normal channels and queue.
“If we attend to companies, we certainly prejudice the multitudes of people who come for vaccination. As such, we expect everyone to follow the Queue. We also expect the public who come for vaccination to put on their masks properly and observe physical distancing,” said Mr Dire.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe has vaccinated a cumulative 793 077 for the first dose and 568 133. The country recently procured an additional 500 000 doses of vaccines from China and is expecting a shipment of 2 million dosses soon.
In other parts of the country, Manicaland is currently offering vaccinations at all council clinics in Mutare. Centres offering vaccination in Manicaland include Chikanga, Dangamvura, town clinics, Florida, Mutare provincial hospitals, Queens, Sakubva Hospital. In Masvingo, the Masvingo General Hospital is vaccinating.