Parirenyatwa group of hospitals announced that they have stopped the booking system which had been introduced to manage large numbers of people who were coming in for vaccination.
In a statement addressed to the general public Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals indicated that the booking system was poising a number of challenges.
We would like to inform the public that we have stopped the booking system which the hospital had introduced to manage huge numbers of people who came to be vaccinated. Prior to the 9th July 2021, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals was one of the only 2 vaccination centres in the Greater Harare. This posed a number of challenges especially in the management of crowds.
“Following the decentralization of the vaccination program to local clinics under the City of Harare, we are now administering the jabs on a first come, first serve basis. We now expect reasonable numbers of people to come to our hospital and encourage the public to get vaccinated at their local clinics,” said the facility.
They also poured water on reports that their security staffers were taking bribes from people and making them skip queues ti get jabbed.
“We have also come across some media articles claiming that our security personnel are getting paid by some members of the public in return for preferential treatment.
“We would like to reiterate that the hospital is against any form of corruption and notices to that effect are all over the hospital urging members of the public to report any form of corruption by any of our staff members. We have not received any report of corruption against our security personnel controlling queues at the vaccination centre”
They however called on anyone who might have encountered such unscrupulous behaviour to report to the police or to the hospital management.