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Zimbabwe doctors’ strike continues

DOCTORS at public hospitals yesterday said they will continue with their industrial action and implored government to be more serious with health care and move with speed to avert collapse of the health system. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) yesterday said while it recognised efforts by Health minister Obadiah Moyo in trying to engage, the response by government has been ...

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Zimbabwe’s hospitals crisis deepens

The crisis at the country’s public hospitals is worsening, after nurses said yesterday that they would start reporting for duty for three days a week due to Zimbabwe’s biting fuel shortages, as well as their outstanding working conditions demands. This comes as doctors continued with their strike yesterday despite claims by the government that they had called off the devastating ...

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First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa lands top post

The First Lady,  Auxillia Mnangagwa, has been appointed the Patron and Ambassador of the National Clean Up Campaign. The campaign is aimed at eradicating littering, promoting cleanliness, recycling and waste management. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday officially launched the National Clean Up Campaign under the theme: Zero Tolerance to Littering, My Environment, My Pride. Government has designated 5 December as ...

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Doctors’ strike spreads

JUNIOR doctors at public hospitals yesterday stepped up their strike for better working conditions and remuneration, forcing some major hospitals to close down key departments and discharge “stable” patients. Some senior doctors have also joined in the industrial action, which started on December 1. The United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) resorted to drastic measures, which included shutting down their outpatients department ...

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Gweru warns against drinking borehole water

RESIDENTS in some parts of Mkoba suburb in Gweru have been warned against drinking borehole water after traces of the Escherichia coli (E coli) bacteria were found in some boreholes. Responding to questions from councillors in the wake of reported cases of typhoid in the country during a full council meeting held at the town house yesterday, Town Clerk Ms ...

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Mnangagwa to wield axe on pharmaceuticals

Players in the pharmaceutical industry insisting on charging medical drugs and other consumables in foreign currency despite receiving support from the central bank are set to lose their routine foreign currency allocations from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, according to secretary for Finance and Economic Development Permanent George Guvamatanga. This comes amid reports that businesses in the health sector, including ...

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Walter Mzembi critically ill… battling colon cancer

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Walter Mzembi is critically ill. He is battling with colon cancer. The matter was revealed by his lawyer Job Sikhala on Thursday when the former minister failed to attend court. Mzembi is accused of stealing $1,6 million in donations from Mbada Diamonds and Zimplats, among other charges when he ...

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SB Moyo’s health gets worse, now unable to speak – reports

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister, Sibusiso Moyo’s health has reportedly taken a turn for the worse amid reports that the minister is now unable to speak, Spotlight Zimbabwe reported. According to ministry of health officials aware of Moyo’s kidney ailment related condition, the minister is said to have lost weight and can now barely speak, due to rapid deterioration ...

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Mugabe now confined to a wheelchair

Former President Robert Mugabe has been receiving medical treatment in Singapore and is now no longer able to walk. Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades since independence from Britain in 1980, will be 95 next February. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who desposed Mugabe with the help of the military, made the announcement, but did not reveal the nature of ...

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One-stop medical centre opens in Kwekwe

A STATE-OF-THE-ART one-stop medical facility, Westview Medical Centre, has been opened in Kwekwe to offer health services to the town’s residents. Westview Medical CentreThe centre, located opposite the National Museums and Monuments Hall, comes at a time when Kwekwe General Hospital is facing a plethora of challenges, including shortage of specialists and drugs, as well as inadequate equipment and poor ...

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