Health

‘Heads should roll at Parirenyatwa’

Health watchdogs have called for thorough investigations into the recent death of a woman during labour at Parirenyatwa Hospital amid allegations that she was left unattended for too long. Sharon Munyonho’s body was found in a grisly state with the baby stuck between her legs. “There is need for thorough investigations. It is sad and painful that she died while ...

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Bad news for Mnangagwa faction

Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga, has reportedly started to fully recover from his health woes at a top notch Beijing military hospital and is bouncing back, Spotlight Zimbabwe, has been told. A senior aide in the VP’s office who was recently with him here in Pretoria, before his transfer, has for the first time revealed Chiwenga’s true state of ...

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Mnangagwa receives medical equipment

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has said government will continue striving to make health services affordable and accessible as it resuscitates the health sector. Speaking during the handover of medical equipment and surgical sundries sourced from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the Health ministry at NatPharm yesterday, Mnangagwa said the donation would relieve the recently commissioned equipment from overuse. “This donation ...

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Harare council nurses on go-slow

NURSES working at Harare City Council-run clinics have embarked on a one-day working week starting yesterday, saying they could no longer afford to go to work every day due to the high cost of living and inaction by their employer. The nurses also said they were yet to be paid their May and June salaries as well as the 2018 ...

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General Chiwenga’s sickness revealed

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is suffering from multiple organ failure, a South African based businessman Ali Naka has said. Posting on Twitter Naka said, “I spoke to Villager in China. One of your politicians at a Chinese Military Hospital is suffering from multiple organ failure.” Medscape defines Multiple organ failure as an altered organ function in an acutely ill patient ...

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‘BCC clinics do not discriminate patients’

Personnel at Bulawayo City Council (BCC) clinics attend sensitisation workshops to equip them with skills to treat all patients, including people with different sexual orientation and key populations, such as commercial sex workers, a health official has said. This was revealed at the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) meeting after the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community claimed ...

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Mpilo Central Hospital poised for $4,3m facelift

Government is set to begin constructing a medical village for health workers and purchasing new medical equipment for Mpilo Central Hospital as part of a US$4,3 million facelift of the major referral health institution in the southern parts of the country. The hospital’s chief executive officer, Mr Leonard Mabandi, told The Sunday Mail that Government intends to turn the institution ...

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‘Expired’ ARVs fear allayed

Government has assured People Living with HIV and Aids (PLWHA) of the safety and effectiveness of all antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) being dispensed in public health institutions. This followed fears and concerns by some PLWHA that a batch of ARVs whose shelf life was extended by six months following their initial expiration in June 2018, were causing side effects. Director of ...

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Nurse recruitment goes digital

Government has introduced an electronic recruiting policy for aspiring nurses, starting with this year’s September intake to ensure accountability and clamp down on corruption. Director of Nursing Services in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Mrs Cynthia Chasokela said the digital recruitment policy was the brainchild of the Health Ministry and Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT). “The ministry will, ...

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Nurses selling birth control pills on black market

Nurses at Chiredzi General Hospital are reportedly stealing birth control pills from the health institution and selling them for as much as $4 a satchet on the black market. Chiredzi General Hospital superintendent, David Tarumbwa who is doubling as the acting district medical officer (DMO), admitted receiving the tip-off through an anonymous letter sent to him. He said he had ...

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