Hospitals Run Out Of Oxygen

The countryr’s public hospitals, which have been struggling to stock drugs and replace antiquated equipment, have been hit by shortages of oxygen gas which last Friday forced Harare Children’s Hospital to suspend normal services. Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa confirmed the shortages yesterday and said government was actively working to have the crucial medical gas in hospitals very soon. In medical parlance, oxygen is a gas required in every healthcare setting, and is used for resuscitation and inhalation therapy among a variety of other uses which include providing…

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Technology Key In Reducing Tobacco Harm- Experts

By Michael Gwarisa In Nairobi, Kenya ADOPTING new technologies such as the E-Cigarettes could go a long way in alleviating harm caused by tobacco smoking, experts have said. These development came out during the the Tobacco Harm Reduction Workshop in Naivash-Kenya which is aimed at pushing to provide a new frontier to a smoke free world as well as discuss how new technologies can reduce tobacco harm and accelerate the journey to a smoke-free world The conference, themed “Tobacco harm reduction: Towards a smoke free world” identified the urgent need to…

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