A Closer Look At CIMAS’s Online Symptoms Checker Platform

SELF diagnosis around the world in forbidden as it could cause unwarranted conditions or even worse, that being said, the internet or Google should never be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. By Michael Gwarisa However, increased internet usage around the globe has given birth to innovative ideas that could actually redefine the health sector. From mobile Apps that remind patients on their medication timetables to health and fitness applications, the sector is set for a total evolution. In Zimbabwe, Health Insurance provider CIMAS Medical…

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CIMAS Launches E-Claims Platform

One of Zimbabwe’s leading medical aid providers Cimas says the e-Claims platform will be activated by April 2018. Last week, the company announced its partnership with a local technology startup Health263 for an e-Claims platform in a move that will accelerate claims submission and payment . In a statement, Cimas Managing Director Medical Aid  Washington Madziwadondo said the move is part of the company’s thrust to solidify member security. “In line with our strategic objectives to improve and simplify service quality as well as strengthen member security, Cimas is pleased…

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CIMAS Introduces Health Insurance For Students Studying Abroad

ONE of Zimbabwe’s leading Health Insurance providers, CIMAS has introduced StudyMate, a specific student plan that offers a comprehensive medical aid cover for students outside their country of usual residence. By Michael Gwarisa The plan offers comprehensive medical aid cover for Outpatient treatment by general practitioners and specialists, Private hospital treatment and accommodation, Emergency evacuation and Repatriation of remains in case of death. “This is a summary of benefits on the StudyMate Package. For information that is more detailed including benefit limits, please contact HEALTHGUARD International or its nearest authorized…

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CIMAS Card Loaning Offenders Face Imprisonment

By Michael Gwarisa ZIMBABWE’S second largest Medical Aid company, CIMAS has warned its subscribers to stop lending their CIMAS Card to relatives and friends following increased cases of card loaning for various reasons chief among them being the need to escape high medical services costs at both private and public health institutions. The development comes in the wake of increased cases of individuals who lend out their CIMAS cards to individuals who are not subscribers to the company’s medical aid services. In a statement, CIMAS spoke strongly against the move and…

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How I Survived Breast Cancer…The Story Of Sally Westwood

 By Sally Westwood “You have a Lobular Carcinoma, and it’s a nasty one.” My stomach dropped to the floor in shock. That can’t be right. There’s no cancer in my family. “But the good news is”, my doctor continued “it’s a stage 1, at a very early stage.” Twelve years previously I had had breast reduction surgery and ever since my annual mammograms had shown up several ‘fatty necrosis’, which are common lumps after breast surgery or trauma of any kind. My mammogram in April had shown these up again…

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Medical Aid companies rank 2nd on Zim’s Customer Satisfaction Index

By Kuda Pembere Zimbabwe’s medical aid sector performed well above the national customer satisfaction index of 70, 2 percent ranking second with  78, 7 percent after the hospitality sector. This was a finding from a research report for the National Customer Satisfaction Index 2017 done by Select Research and the Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe. Companies looked at in the medical aid society sector included First Mutual, Generation Health, Fidelity Life Medical Aid Society, Liberty Health, CIMAS, Heritage PSMAS. Speaking at the launch of the index report, Select managing director…

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CIMAS gets AHA accreditation

By Staff Reporter CIMAS Emergency Air Rescue Service (CEARS) training academy has been accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) to offer its internationally recognised basic life support training and certificates. CEARS offers a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course for healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and non medical hospital staff, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course that anyone can take advantage of and First Aid courses. CPR is a lifesaving technique that is useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or…

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Curtain Comes Down On EMS Expo

By HealthTimes Reporter  THE inaugural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) extravaganza which kicked off yesterday has come to an end amid calls by exhibitors to have more public awareness and interactions during the  expo days. Speaking at the closing ceremony, ZimAfro Director  Shepherd Chakanza said they aim to grow the event in the coming year following the positive response they received from local exhibitors and players in the medical emergency services sector. “We intend to see this Expo growing year by year and we intend to invite participants from outside Zimbabwe…

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