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HigherLife Extends Fellowship Programme To Senior Hospital Personnel

The Econet Wireless Zimbabwe funded HigherLife Foundation (HFL) has extended its fellowship programme to senior hospital personnel including District and Provincial Medical officers among others as it moves to restore sanity in the country’s health delivery system. In a statement yesterday, HigherLife said the new fellowship programme will see senior doctors receiving ZWL$10 000 and […]

Hospitals Remain Incapacitated: Doctors

Junior doctors who recently ended their four months industrial action have expressed concern over little to no progress in terms of re-equipping hospitals rendering their presence worthless. In a press statement, the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) said though doctors returned to work, they are not being helpful as they have to make do without […]

Police Accused Of Bedding Sex Workers During Night Patrols

Despite the country courts decriminalizing ‘loitering for purposes of prostitution’, sex workers in Harare’s Epworth dormitory town have raised red flags over abuses they face at the hands of police officers who reportedly raid their spots, demanding sex as bribe to continue with their trade. One of the sex workers in Overspill, Epworth, Anna Mutukura […]

Anthrax Outbreak: 33 People Hospitalized

The government has availed vaccines for the treatment of cattle from anthrax hit areas amid reports that 33 people have been diagnosed and hospitalized of the deadly disease in the past weeks. Anthrax outbreak has been reported Bikita District, Masvingo with reports that villagers are losing livestock. In an interview with a local publication, Bikita […]

Govt Partners Swiss Pharmaceutical Supplier

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has partnered Switzerland based pharmaceutical company Novartis International in a deal that is set to improve medical supplies at all health centres across the country. Novartis International is a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland. It is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies by both market […]

Medical Lab Gets ISO Accreditation

Gamma Allergy and Immunology Laboratory and Twin Palms Medical Center were last friday awarded the ISO accreditation 9001:2015 and ISO 15189  certification standards by the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS), becoming the third medical facility to get the award. Dr Justice Mudavanhu, Director Non Communicable Diseases who stood in for the Deputy Minister […]

CIMAS Adds New Inflation-Proof Packages

Leading medical aid service provider, CIMAS has moved to address the payment challenges faced by its clients  who due to the current inflationary pressures have been forced to top up money to access healthcare services. In a statement last week, CIMAS said three international packages namely Healthguard Deluxe, Healthguard Essential and Healthguard Classic provided by […]

Senior Doctors Vow To Continue Striking Until Demands Are Met

Senior doctors have vowed to keep pressing the government for better working conditions and improved salaries and will not return to work until those demands are met. This is despite the return to work by junior doctors albeit without adequate medical supplies which continue to put the medical delivery system into a quandary. Senior Hospital […]

No Patients Will Be Turned Away For Failing To Pay Hospital Fees: Mahomva

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has announced that patients will not be turned away from government hospitals and clinics for failing to pay the recently hiked hospital fees. According to local online publication, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Agnes Mahomva insisted that the recent hike in hospital […]

Junior Doctors End Strike, Back At Work

Junior doctors have ended their more than hundred days industrial action and have resumed their duties at all public hospitals, Parirenyatwa Hospital Public Relations Officer Linos Dhire has told 263Chat. Dhire said the junior doctors were already conducting their duties, a position that was confirmed by the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) “We can safely […]