Australian based medical doctor Allan Napi who operates in the United Arab Emirates was given land by the government to construct a hospital in Victoria Falls.
This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa joined 190 countries at the Dubai Expo that began in October 2021 where He took time to interact with the Zimbabwe diaspora community in Dubai and it was clear that he wanted deficiencies in the current set-up that have resulted in the vital Diaspora community being left behind redressed.
Dr. Allan Napi told journalists in Harare that he took the advantage of the Expo to ask for land to set up a specialist hospital for chronic diseases in Victoria falls.
“This is in line with the Second Republic’s thrust to achieve Vision 2030 as well as outlining the ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’ mantra”, Dr. Napi said.
The hospital project will put Victoria Falls on the global map as a world-class city that offers an array of tourism products including medical tourism.
“As a medical professional based in the Diaspora, I have seen it fit and imperative to invest back home. As individual experts and SMEs, we should take a leading role in developing our own country,” he said.
The medical practitioner said apart from general medical services, the hospital will offer an array of medical specialties and sub-specialties.
These will include allergy and immunology; anaesthesiology; dermatology; diagnostic radiology; emergency medicine; family medicine; internal medicine; medical genetics; neurology; nuclear medicine; obstetrics and gynaecology; ophthalmology; pathology; paediatrics; and radiation oncology, just to mention a few.
These services will augur well with visitors who might abruptly develop health problems when they visit the resort town.
The project will also save costs for locals who have to travel as far as Bulawayo to obtain such services.