The department renders quality, professional and affordable health care services. It also effects disease prevention and control, curative, preventive, promotional and rehabilitative measures. Again, the department also creates, do awareness of health and environmental issues through information, education and communication that is responsive and peculiar to the health problems of our community.
HIV and TB test
Functions of the Health Department
Chitungwiza Health department runs four polyclinics namely St Mary’s , Zengeza , Seke North and Seke South. The clinics offer maternity and family health care services.
All clincs offers pharmaceutical services, voluntary testing for the Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) and counseling services, while Zengeza only provides dental services.
The family health services include immunization outreach services, nutrition education for mothers of under five and family planning education.
Public Health Services in the City are provided at the council’s four clinics, Chitungwiza Central Hospital, Citimed and other surgeries. The City’s Health Centres are evenly distributed .i.e. one for each district (Seke North District, Seke South District, Zengeza District and St Mary’s District. Each of these clinics report epidemiological data to the City Health Department housed at Council head Office for consumption and forwarding to national level.
The proportion of the population served by the private sector is not known though these are mainly people on Medical Aid. The private sector does not routinely report epidemiological information except epidemic related information, Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV and Vaccinations.
Laboratory services are provided at Chitungwiza Central Hospital and Municipal Clinic (Seke South) whilst two private laboratories (CitiMed Infinite laboratory and CIMAS laboratory at Makoni Shopping Centre) compliment the services.
All the city clinics are linked directly to the City Health Directorate and they are also inter-linked by radios (walkie talkies).
Most common symptoms:
Mandatory Mask or Face Covering
The mask or face covering should cover your nose, mouth and chin, without gapping. Wearing a mask or face covering is an additional measure we can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep each other safe.
Social Distancing at Food Outlets
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- Avoid close contact with anyone with a cold or flu-like symptoms
- Maintain a distance of at least a meter from the next person
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and running water
Chitungwiza Municipality is located 25 km from the capital City, Harare.The name Chitungwiza was derived from Dungwiza, the village of legendary prophet Chaminuka. Chitungwiza is rated the third largest urban settlement after Harare and Bulawayo.
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