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Illegal gold miner dies of carbon monoxide

An illegal gold miner at Mazowe, Masasa mountains reportedly inhaled carbon monoxide and died yesterday during a shaft gold panning, Bulawayo24.com has learnt. Reliable sources allege a miner only identified by his nickname Raspombi did not exercise safety precautions and dashed into a shaft soon a blast where he inhaled the carbon monoxide that subsequently killed him. “We have just ...

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Zimbabwe badly exposed to listeria outbreak

The country is badly exposed to the outbreak of the world’s worst listeria outbreak, after it emerged that there is no legal framework to enforce a government ban on the importation of cold meats from South Africa. A top officer from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), who spoke to the Daily News on condition of anonymity, said government must first ...

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Minister appoints new Mpilo board

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has appointed a seven-member Mpilo Central Hospital board tasked with reviving the institution’s health standards. Dr Parirenyatwa on Wednesday renewed the contracts of chief executive officer, Mr Leonard Mabandi, board chairperson Mrs Sichelesile Ncube and two board members, Mr Siqokoqela Mphoko and Dr Goodness Msimanga after their previous terms expired on January ...

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Mpilo doctors go on strike

DOCTORS at some hospitals including Mpilo Central Hospital yesterday embarked on a strike defying the Minister of Health Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa who had warned against taking industrial action. Before going on strike, the doctors petitioned Government to pay them their locum allowances among other issues. Dr Mxolisi Ngwenya, the spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association, briefly said: ...

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Minister threaten doctors against going on strike

DOCTORS at public health institutions who are planning to go on strike will be sabotaging Government which is trying to rebuild the country, the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa has said. Speaking at Mpilo Central Hospital yesterday, Dr Parirenyatwa said Government was already doing its best to address doctors’ grievances and their threat to go on ...

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Angry farmer bites off snake head after reptile bit him on leg

A farmer reportedly chewed off a snake’s head in revenge after the reptile bit him, with his attending doctors saying they had never come across such a bizarre case. The incident took place in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state in Hardoi district at the weekend, when the man identified only by his first name, Sonelal – was rushed to a ...

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Nurse in trouble over Tsvangirai photo

A HOSPITAL staffer suspected to have circulated a picture of then hospitalised and now late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai could be in hot water after outraged Zimbabweans wrote to the South African Nursing Council (SANC) demanding action, NewZimbabwe.com reported. The image which was supposedly taken at Johannesburg’s Wits Gordon Hospital where Tsvangirai was hospitalised shows the MDC-T leader lying seemingly ...

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Tsvangirai moved to ICU

Ailing MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai has been placed into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a Johannesburg hospital. People in the know said Tsvangirai’s situation is critical and he will be lucky to survive another week. Tsvangirai is under the care of specialist physician and pulmonologist Dr Gunter K Schleicher who is working with a specialist anaethetist and another physician. ...

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Zimbabwe targets HIV free generation by 2030

Zimbabwe has reiterated its commitment to end AIDS as well as achieve an HIV/AIDS free generation by 2030. This was said by the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa when she addressed the 20th Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS, (OAFLA) Ordinary General Assembly held at the old African Union buildings in Addis Ababa. Amai Mnangagwa made her inaugural appearance ...

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Tsvangirai situation now too desperate

UNWELL MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly been stopped from flying to Germany for further treatment after South African doctors who have been attending to him have said the long flight to the European country was not safe for his deteriorating condition. Sources within the MDC-T told NewZimbabwe.com Thursday that the former Prime Minister’s situation has gone dire hence the ...

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