Lancet Clinical Laboratories, a pathologist center has held a media tour in their laboratories to show their technologically advanced lab equipment.
Lancet Clinical Laboratories was established in Zimbabwe in 2010 to improve the pathology services in Zimbabwe.
Speaking during the media briefing of the tour in Harare on Thursday, Lancet CEO managing partner Dr Muronda said the 24-hour clinic has one of the best laboratories in Zimbabwe and this is shown by the ISO certification that the Company was awarded.
“We have managed to improve our quality and the only thing that shows good quality is this ISO certificate, which means that our services are actually done in modern standards, therefore, qualify in every part of the world.
Doctor Muronda also said the clinic works with other pathologists in South Africa who comes in handy wherever there is a critical situation.
“We have a network of pathologist in south Africa that we usually liaise with in order to keep improving the quality of pathologist services in Zimbabwe.” He said.
Meanwhile, Dr Muronda said the most challenging situation the clinic is facing is the access to foreign currency since most of their equipment are imported from abroad and yet their services are paid in the local currency.
“Everything is basically coming from across the border that is Germany, UK or USA we then have to source the foreign currency to buy the equipment. We then have to pay for the duty and taxes hence we would charge patients considering all that.
“Most people are not liquid enough to be able to afford the service.” He said.
Lancet clinical services also offer one year training services to medicine students from Universities around Zimbabwe