Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) has stopped booking people for COVID-19 vaccination saying the group will now operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. News Flash presents the Group’s statement that announced the development.
We would like to inform members of the public that we have stopped the booking system which the hospital had introduced to manage the huge numbers of people who came to be vaccinated. Prior to the 9th of July 2021, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals was one of the only 2 vaccination centres in the Greater Harare. This posed a number of challenges especially in the management of crowds.
Following the decentralization of the vaccination program to local clinics under the City of Harare, we are now administering the jabs on a first-come, first-serve basis. We now expect reasonable numbers of people to come to our hospital and encourage the public to get vaccinated at their local clinics.
We have also come across media articles claiming that our security personnel are getting paid by some members of the public in return for preferential treatment. We would like to reiterate that the hospital is against any form of corruption and notices to that effect are all over the hospital urging members of the public to report any form of corruption by any of our staff members. We have not received any report of corruption against our security personnel controlling queues at the vaccination centre. However, anyone who has encountered such unscrupulous behavior is free to report to the police or to the hospital management.
Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has zero-tolerance to corruption and remains committed to providing professional services to our clients and stakeholders.