#BREAKING: Blood Stocks Under Siege…As Political Violence Escalates

THE political violence which rocked Harare last week, leaving six people dead has led to a massive reduction in blood stocks as demand for the product increased as most of the injured victims of the violence were admitted at various hospitals around Harare. By Michael Gwarisa Through their MicroBlogging site, the National Blood Services (NBSZ) appealed to donors to come forward as the situation was slowly evolving into a crisis. “Following the political disturbances of last week, Bloodbank stock levels were negatively affected. We call upon on all those who…

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Health Insurance Cheaper Than Medical Aid In Zim

HEALTH insurance products on the Zimbabwean market are relatively cheaper compared to Medical Aid products. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Insurance and Pension Council of Zimbabwe spokesperson, Mr Lyoyd Gumbo said even though the pricing of health insurance and medical aid products was reflective of the competition on the market, the former was relatively cheaper. “The available health insurance products being offered by the market are relatively cheaper compared to premiums being paid to medical aid schemes as the prices have been all inclusive to cater for…

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SAZ Finalising HIV Standard For Zim

THE Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) says the new HIV and Wellness Standard will be finalised before end of third quarter in a move that will pave way for organisation improve health conditions for their employees. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes,  SAZ Director General, Dr Eve Gadzikwa said the new standard is currently under review by the Technical Committee (TC) awaiting finalisation before year end. “The Technical Committee (TC)  reconstituted and now  are working the standard now. We hope to have final the draft in in Q3,” said Dr Gadzikwa.…

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