Deaf Zim Rolls Out Nationwide Sign Language Training For Nurses

DEAF Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) says the just ended training whereby 35 nurses from Harare City council clinics received sign language training, was the beginning of a nationwide project which would bridge the communication gap between deaf people and health care workers. By Michael Gwarisa In an Interview with HealthTimes, Deaf Zimbabwe Executive Director Barbra Nyangairi said deaf people were having numerous challenges in accessing basic health care services, hence the need for capacity building and training of health care personal. “The training was motivated by the need to increase access…

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Early Christmas For Nurses…As Gvt Deposits Thousands In Their Accounts

GOVERNMENT this morning deposited amounts ranging from $2000 up to $7000 in various nurses accounts as backdated payments to the $5 million owed to nurses in unpaid salaries and allowances. By MichaelGwarisa The payments were distributed according to category and in accordance with the time one has served and is owed by government. Nurses who spoke to HealthTimes confirmed the development but however lamented the unfair distribution of the monies between experienced and Primary Care Nurses (PCNs) whom they believe should have gotten less in the windfall. “It is true,…

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Situation returns to normal at Hospitals…As Gvt Reengages Fired Nurses

THE situation at most public hospitals has returned to normal following the resumption of work by nursing staff who had downed their tools, a health official has said. Michael Gwarisa The industrial action which  saw not less than 5 974 nurses downing tools ended on April 22, 2018 following re-engagement  of retired nursing staff below the age 70 as well as unemployed nurses Addressing Journalists, health and child care  minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa said the situation had improved owing to engagement between government and organisations representing nurses in the country.…

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Chiwenga’s Decision Illegal and Dangerous- ZADHR/ZLHR

THE decision by Vice President, Retired General Constantine Chiwenga to fire all striking nurses is not only irresponsible but dangerous to Zimbabwe’s health sector, top human health right organisations have said. By Michael Gwarisa In a joint Press statement by the Zimbabwe Association for Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) and the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR),they condemned the recent action taken by VP Chiwenga saying it will have a negative bearing on the welfare of people who have now been left at the mercy of inexperienced nurses and spent…

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Govt Teaches Nurses Sign Language

By Daniel Phiri GOVERNMENT says it has been teaching some nurses sign language; though on a small scale with a view to ensure the deaf and dumb are better able to access health services. People living with various disabilities especially those with hearing impairment have difficulties communicating with health workers at various institutions across the country. This has resulted in most of them failing to access health services even though they may be available to them. Giving oral evidence to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care, Permanent Secretary in…

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Gov deploys more nurses

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT has began deployment of an additional 2 000 nurses to help improve services delivery in health institutions across the country, a Cabinet minister has revealed. Health delivery in the country is reportedly being hampered by shortage of personnel, especially nurses owing to a recruitment freeze that was imposed by government during the time of the inclusive government as a way of containing the runaway wage bill. Zimbabwe’s public service wage bill currently stands at an unsustainably 91.7 percent of total budget revenue. Although there is a…

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