Many Bulawayo residents have complained that Thorngrove hospital, for infectious diseases is not sustainable or safe enough to contain Covid 19 patients. The hospital does not have adequate resources for dealing with an epidemic of the size of covid 19. Currently the hospital has a few beds and a limited number of staff with close to none existent respiratory support systems. People have advocated in social media for the government to release Ekusileni hospital which has been closed for over 18 years to the city fathers so that it can be quickly turned into a centre for quarantine and treatment of corona virus patients. However the government has remained silent on the issue of the hospital which has been a white elephant for so long.