Dr Mthabisi Nembaware was on Friday involved in a road traffic accident on his way from a rural hospital in Hauna where he was saving lives.
By Staff Reporter
According to a post by Zimbabwe’s leading investigative Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who says to have spoken a number of doctors , the car in which he was a passenger had a burst tyre resulting in this tragic accident. He severe Traumatic Brain Injury and was stabilised at Mutare Hospital.
But unfortunately the hospital doesn’t have a functional ICU unit or a functional city to city ambulance system. As such, he was supposed to be transferred to Harare by air ambulance for special medical care. Despite parading the overpriced so called helicopter ambulance, the State couldn’t airlift him to Harare. His family put together US$5,000 to airlift him using a private ambulance air service. But sadly the air ambulance plane couldn’t go because Mutare airport doesn’t have working landing lights,” said Chin’ono.
Unfortunately, Dr Mthabisi Nembaware succumbed to the injuries at around 11 pm last night. The doctor has become yet another unnecessary statistic of a collapsed healthcare services.