04 Feb 2017 - Makurira Memorial Clinic has distanced itself from the renal section that is operating at its premises, saying the service has a different owner and is run separately from the private clinic.
In the wake of reports that a team of investigators from Masvingo General Hospital had discreetly visited the place to probe whether renal unit parts stolen from the general hospital had not found their way to the clinic, it emerged that the renal unit at Makurira clinic's premises is in fact being run separately as Agape Renal Care.
In a letter to TellZim News this week, Makurira Clinic's attorneys, Chakabuda Foroma Law Chambers said their client had nothing to do with the renal dialysis unit operating at their premises.
"In particular, our client advises that, it does not own a renal unit and has never built one in all its years of existence spanning over 20 years. We unreservedly advise that the, the Renal Dialysis Unit which is on our client's premises is a separate and distinct legal entity operating as Agape Renal Care. It a tenant running a separate business from Makurira Memorial Clinic," reads part of the letter.
TellZim News is however reliably informed that a four-men investigating team from Masvingo General Hospital comprising Michael Chirenje, Tafadzwa Chikombingo, Humphrey Chimedza and another man identified only as Makuze did visit the clinic for investigations.
Masvingo Police Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed that investigations on the missing parts were underway.
Mazula said more details concerning the issue were already emerging with suspects being called for questioning.
"Investigations are underway and suspects are being called for questioning, once everything is finalised, evidence will be presented in court," said Assistant Inspector Mazula said.
She pleaded with members of the public to help the police do their work by making use of suggestion boxes.
Last week, this publication broke the story about the missing parts from a donated renal unit at Masvingo General Hospital. The story sparked anger among members of the public who felt that corrupt officials in the health sector were costing people's lives.
The Provincial Medical Director (PMD) Dr Amadeus Shamu said the matter was under investigation.news