Shein calls for construction of a special hospital to treat diseases

15Aug 2020
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Shein calls for construction of a special hospital to treat diseases

ZANZIBAR President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein has stressed the need for the Indian Ocean archipelago to construct a special hospital for treating communicable diseases.

ZANZIBAR President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein.

Dr Shein said the move will enable the government to quickly respond to disease outbreaks.

He made the statement yesterday during his meeting with Zanzibar’s Second Vice President, Ambassador Seif Ali Idd at the State House. Dr Idd presented a report on implementation of a development strategy for the 2019/2020 financial year and proposals for the 2020/2021.

The President urged the office of the Second Vice President to direct the health ministry to start preparations for construction of the hospital which will help in fighting pandemic diseases such as Covid-19.

He however directed the office of the Vice President to repair the Kidmini health centre which was used to treat Covi-19 patients following lack of patients. He said the centre has not received any Coronavirus patient since June this year.

Dr Shein was optimistic that Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) presidential candidate, Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi will emerge winner in the October general election since he has all the qualities of a good leader.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Idd congratulated government executives who helped Dr Shein to successful implement development projects during his ten years tenure.

Mohamed Aboud Mohamed, Minister of State, Second Vice President's Office said the government recorded a number of successes in the 2019/2020 fiscal year including establishment of the Zanzibar Disaster Management Commission which played a great role in the fight against Covid-19.

He said the commission conducted educational programs whereas Isles residents were educated on how to prevent themselves from Covid-19 as well as its symptoms. He said the commission also provided humanitarian assistance to victims of different disasters including floods in both Unguja and Pemba.

He said the ministry continues to construct houses of the 2017 flood victims at Nugwi in Unguja and Tumbe in Pemba. He said the job has now reached 85 percent. \

Aboud noted that his office has also improved provision of services to people with disabilities as well as providing loans to youth, women and entrepreneur groups.

He commended President Shein and the entire government for successfully battling Coronavirus in the Isles.

The highly contagious, pneumonia-causing illness (Coronavirus) firstly reported in Wuhan, China has infected millions people across the World.

Experts have frequently been advising the public to avoid unnecessary gatherings, practice self-isolation for them to remain safe during this time when the country and the World at large struggles to battle the spread of the highly flu-like Covid-19 outbreak.

Covid-19 is characterized by mild symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. Illness can be more severe for some people and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties.

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