#DISGUSTING: Teenagers Boiling Used Tampons To Get High

LET me start off by apologizing, because things are about to get really disgusting. The newest teen fad is here, and it’s way worse than eating Tide Pods. Some teens are boiling used tampons in water and drinking the resulting concoction in order to get high. SOURCE: Yahoo Lifestyle Unfortunately, this isn’t a joke. Police all around Indonesia have arrested multiple teens caught using the sanitary devices in order to get high, according to Straits Times. It gets worse (if that’s even possible). Most of the time, these used pads…

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#JUSTIN: Doctors Strike Officially Ends

THE 40 days long industrial action by medical doctors has officially come to an end following government’s commitment to address the doctors grievances. By Michael Gwarisa and Kudakwashe Pembere In an official statement by the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), they confirmed the development and called on all doctors who had downed tools to resume their work. “ZHDA is delighted to inform the membership, members of the press and public that the industrial action by doctors in Government hospitals has come to an end. “It has been 40 straight days…

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#JUSTIN: No Agreement Has Been Struck With The First Lady- Doctors

STRIKING doctors have dismissed reports making rounds on various media platforms stating that they have agreed to resume work after being convinced by First Lady, Auxilia Mnangagwa to end the strike. By Kudakwashe Pembere A meeting was held at the State House between the First Lady and the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association where the former reportedly charmed the latter into halting the strike while their grievances were being addressed by Government. In an interview with HealthTimes, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) spokesperson, Dr Anele Bhebe said there has not been…

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ZIMA Calls For Dialogue… As Senior Doctors Give Gvt 48hr Ultimatum

MEDICAL consultants who had been filling up gaps left by striking doctors at public health institutions have given government 48 hours to end the the deadlock between government and striking doctors amidst indications that the situation at public hospitals has become untenable. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalist, Zimbabwe Medial Association (ZIMA) Secretary General (SG), Dr Sacrifice Chirisa said they have received a communication from consultants highlighting that the situation was no longer workable. He urged government and the health services board (HSB) to open the door to dialogue  and pave way…

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#BREAKING: Striking Doctors Suspended

STRIKING medical personnel have been suspended forthwith following defiance of a Labour Court order to report to work by 9am yesterday. By Kudakwashe Pembere The Health Service Board had promised to take punitive measures against the medical professionals on Sunday which manifested itself today in the form of suspension letters. Speaking to Health Times, a former Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association executive member Dr Mxolisi Ngwenya said the doctors, radiographers and other hospital personnel who partook in the industrial action were called to collect their letters of suspension. “We have heard…

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#BREAKING: Doctors Face Disciplinary Action After Defying Court Order

STRIKING health personnel defied the Labour Court order of showing up at work this morning resulting in the Health Service Board threatening punitive measures as empowered by the court. By Kudakwashe Pembere Addressing journalists on Sunday, HSB Vice President Professor Auxilia Chideme-Mungofa could not reveal the type of action to be taken. It emerged that about 553 doctors went on industrial action since December 1. “Government is accordingly proceeding to institute disciplinary action against all health workers who participated in the unlawful collective job action,” she said. Justices Gladys Mhuri…

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LATEST: Court Orders Doctors To Report For Duty

Striking doctors are expected to show up for work without delay after the Labour Court on Saturday deemed their downing of tools illegal. By Kudakwashe Pembere With members of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association having spent 21 days not working and demonstrating, delivering the ruling Justice Gladys Mhuri, outlawed the strike. “Having listened to both parties’ submissions, the court found that the collective job action embarked on by the respondents and its members on the first of December 2018 is unlawful. This finding is based on the fact that the…

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#JUSTIN: Gvt Suspends Student Nurses Recruitment For 2019

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has suspended recruitment of student nurses from May 2019 and beyond, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa Although we are yet to establish the reasons behind the move, a letter penned by the Secretary for Health, Major General, Dr Gerald Gwinji to all provincial Medical officers, chief executive officers, medical superintendents  and schools of nursing confirms the development. “With regards to the above, please be informed that the recruitment of student nurses from May 2019 and beyond has been suspended. “You should…

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#BREAKING: Doctors Strike Again

A nationwide industrial action by medical doctors is brewing with indications that the strike could kick off tomorrow December 1, 2018, Healthtimes can reveal. By Michael Gwarisa The development comes barely a few days after government trough treasury,  extended bonus payments to all health workers in government health institutions. The strike according to the Doctors National Committee (DNC) has been necessitated by poor working conditions which include failure by government to pay them in Foreign Currency, shortage of medical equipment and supplies among a host of others. In a letter…

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#BREAKING: 79 Confirmed Cases Of Cholera in Mt Darwin

THE cholera situation obtaining in Mt Darwin is slowly getting out of hand, amidst indications  that 79  cases tested positive over the past 48 hours, while three deaths have already been recorded. By Michael Gwarisa in Mt Darwin Mt Darwin District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr George Mapiye said the situation was getting out of control as new cases were continually coming in from Mukaradze a gold mining community. “79 cases have so far been reported while 3 deaths have been confirmed already. One died while on his way to the…

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