#JUSTIN: Fire Guts Down Part Of Parirenyatwa Hospital

AN inferno has burnt down part of Parirenyatwa hospital in Harare. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) Public Relations Officer, Mr Linos Dhire said it was just a fire scare nothing to be worried about. “It’s just a fire scare,” he said. He however added that they were still to ascertain the cause of the fire and they have temporarily switched off power at the institution. “Our electricians are still establishing the cause before restoring the electricity. As for the extent of the damage, it…

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ARVs Crisis Deepens…PLHIV Seek Audience With Finance Minister

PEOPLE living with HIV (PLHIV) will soon be engaging the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development  to plead with government to allocate  foreign currency for procuring Anti Retro Viral Drugs (ARVs), amidst indications that the National Aids Council (NAC) is struggling to make purchases since suppliers are demanding foreign currency. By Michael Gwarisa Indications on the ground show that procurement of ARVs medicines has of late been a Sisyphean task at the back of  NAC’s failure to convert the US$ 20 million in RTGS or bond notes stuck in their…

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Gvt Condemns Rape By Security Forces

THE Ministry of Home Affairs has condemned the alleged rape and victimisation of women and civilians by members of security forces following the crackdown on by the army and police force in recent weeks. By Michael Gwarisa Foreign media has of late exposed a myriad of atrocities being perpetrated by soldiers in most high density residential areas in Bulawayo, Harare and some parts of the country. In a statement, Home Affairs minister, Ambassador Cain Mathema said they had received only one official police report by a rape victim and have…

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Rape Victims Urged To Visit The Clinic Within 72 Hours

THE Adult Rape Clinic is calling on all victims of rape to seek medical assistance from nearest clinics within 72 hours to avoid pregnancy, HIV infection among other health complications. HealthTimes Reporter Their call comes hot on the heels of numerous reports of rape obtaining around the country as a result of the military and police crackdown on-citizens following last week’s protests. Through their micro-blogging site, Adult Rape Clinic said rape victims do not need to produce a police report to get medical attention at any health institution. “Receiving Medical…

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#BREAKING: Oliver Mtukudzi Dies

LEGENDARY musician and HIV/AIDS activist, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has died, he was 66. By Michael Gwarisa HealthTimes was yet to ascertain the cause of Tuku’s death by the time of going live but a reliable family source confirmed that he died at The Avenues Clinic. Tuku recently suffered a heart failure which forced him to abandon shows.   …MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW  

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#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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