Govt To Settle Medical Bills For Lone Survivor Of Masvingo-Zvishavane Accident Which Killed 22
The government will settle the medical bills for the lone survivor of the Masvingo Zvishavane accident which killed 22 people. Twenty people died on the spot while the other two succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.
The government through the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe will also be taking over the medical bills of nine other victims of road traffic accidents who are currently admitted at Gweru General Hospital.
The nine are in the same ward as the lone survivor of the horrific accident and are struggling to settle the bills for their treatment.
This was announced by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Felix Tapiwa Mhona on Friday.
The Minister announced the decision to foot the bills after visiting the accident victims at the Gweru General Hospital. He also visited the scene of the accident where a Toyota Granvia vehicle had a head-on collision with a Toyota Wish.
Said Minister Mhona,
“The whole nation has been gripped by this accident which happened in Masvingo recently. President Mnangagwa has sent us on a fact-finding mission with regards to the state of our roads as well as what is happening on these roads.
“We have seen that the survivor of the Masvingo-Zvishavane road who is now admitted here is recovering well. In the process, we saw it fit to also help these other accident victims struggling to meet their bills here and we need to expedite the process so that they get the necessary attention timeously.”
Giving an update later on, the Minister said,
Injury to one is injury to all. I have just visited the surviving victim of the Masvingo-Zvishavane highway accident and other victims of road traffic accidents at Gweru Gen Hospital. We have pledged to foot medical bills of victims of road traffic accidents at the institution.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi also called on people to avoid boarding pirate taxis, commonly referred to as mshika shika, especially now when the government has banned inter-city travel as part of the lockdown restrictions.
“We have heard of people boarding these mushika shikas at will. The government has put in place a lockdown directive that there must be no intercity travel. We are saying the people should avoid boarding such type of transport. We understand that some police officers are letting these vehicles pass through checkpoints. It is the duty of citizens to come forward and report such misdemeanours,” Nyathi said.
Barely 48 hours after the horrific accident on Monday, another Toyota Granvia vehicle was involved in a fatal road traffic accident. 3 people died on the spot and 15 were hospitalised when the driver of the Toyota Granvia vehicle lost control of the vehicle following a burst tyre.
In both accidents, the drivers lost control of their vehicles following a burst tyre.
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