CHINHOYI Provincial Hospital’s medical superintendent Collet Mawire has expressed concern over the low pass rate among trainee nurses at the provincial health institution.
BY NUNURAI JENA
Speaking during a graduation ceremony for general nurses and midwives, Mawire said the development was worrisome considering that Chinhoyi Hospital had some of the best tutors in the country.
“Turning to the graduands we have today, I would like to express our concern on the not-so-pleasing results we have as a hospital. Of particular concern is the 62,5% pass rate from midwifery group C2014 and 75% pass rate obtained from RGN group C2012….Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital has one of the best team of tutors in the country and we expect our students to take advantage of that,” Mawire said.
Sources at the hospital blamed politicians for contributing to the rot by imposing their ill-qualified relatives to be considered for training.
“The situation will not improve. It will continue to nosedive as long as politicians second their mediocre party members and relatives to be trained as nurses at the hospital. Some do not even meet the basic requirements,” the source, who declined to be named said.
Besides the low pass rate, Mawire said the hospital scored major successes among them its partnership with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities and Women and Healthy Alliance International that saw 31 women undergoing fistula rehabilitation.
Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal that is sustained during child birth.
It is a common maternal morbidity that affects thousands of women in developing countries each year.
Most women with the condition suffer incontinence, infections, kidney disease, and foot drop as a result of nerve damage. Most women with obstetric fistula deliver stillborn babies.