Bulawayo’s biggest referral hospital Mpilo Hospital is running out of COVID-19 test kits, The Chronicle reports. This was revealed by the Clinical Director and Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Solwayo Ngwenya who said this to the publication:
We are running out of test kits and we have since appealed to Government to replenish supplies. There is a general shortage of these test kits due to increased demand globally. Everyone is trying to get them and we also need them as a hospital.
We are expecting the return of our staff who are on quarantine. For the first group, their quarantine period ends tomorrow and we’re expecting them at work this week from Thursday and we need test kits to test them.
This came after the 197 hospital employees were put in isolation after a nurse tested positive for COVID-19.