President Salutes Zimplats…As Company Refurbishes Kadoma Hospital

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday applauded giant Platinum mining company, Zimplats for refurbishing Kadoma General Hospital in line with modern day Universal Health Care (UHC) standards. By Michael Gwarisa in Kadoma Officiating at the handover ceremony and commissioning of equipment and refurbishment works at  Kadoma Hospital, President Mnagangagwa said there was still an infrastructural gap in the health sector and the refurbishment of Kadoma hospital by Zimplats was a wake-up call to other mining companies to also invest in health infrastructure. “In this world, economic performance and growth are vital in…

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Mining Firms Should Emulate Zimplats…As Company Refurbishes Kadoma Hospital

Health and Child Care minister Dr David Parirenyatwa says giant mining companies operating in Zimbabwe should consider investing in hospital infrastructure in margianalised areas so as to develop hospitals capacity at community level. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a tour of the newly refurbished Kadoma general hospital, minister Parirenyatwa applauded Zimplats for taking a giant step towards revamping the health institution and called on other companies to emulate the good works. “We are here to look at this wonder which Zimplats has done. On the day of the handover, we…

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Zimplats Takes Albinism Campaign To Rural Binga

LEADING Platinum producer, Zimplats says it is taking its Albinism campaign drive dubbed “Beyond this Skin” to Binga where they will donate sunscreen lotions and hats raised from Hat Raiser event which was held in Harare last month. HealthTimes Correspondent Zimplats Head of Corporate Affairs, Busi Chindove said they will be going to rural areas to donate hats and sunscreen lotions to people living with albinism. “After the successful campaigns we have had we will be going rural now and our next campaign will be in Binga, Matebeleland North. We…

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ZIMPLATS renovates Kadoma hospital

Local platinum mining giant, Zimplats has committed more than $1 million towards equipping and renovating Kadoma District Hospital. The hospital has already undergone a major facelift, courtesy of platinum mining giant. Works are expected to be completed by the third week of this month before the project can be handed over to the Ministry of Health and Child Care. The scope of the work carried out include water augmentation, re-painting of the hospital buildings, upgrading of the cause way and provision of equipment for the theatre ward, among others. Zimplats…

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People Living With Albinism Want Free Sunscreens

By Michael Gwarisa  PEOPLE living with Albinism should be given free access to Sunscreens and lotions at all health facilities so to increase accessibility of the products and reduce skin cancers among people with albinism, Zimbabwe Albino Association director Mercy Maunganidze has said. Briefing delegates at the launch of the 2017 People Living With Albinism Awareness Campaign, Maunganidze said the  average cost of a Sunscreen tube and lotion costs between $8 and $20 and was beyond the reach of many adding that a person living with albinism requires four to five…

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Zimplats Introduces Mental Health Initiative

By Michael Gwarisa LEADING Platinum producer ZimPlats has successfully integrated mental health management as part of its wellness programme aimed at managing the effects of stress and a host of other psychosocial ills among its employees. Briefing a National Social Security Authority (NSSA) CEO’s breakfast meeting, Zimplats Chief Executive Mr Alex  Mhembere said they had come with mental health initiative for their employees and the company would invest more towards the initiative. “Safety performance has got a direct impact on operational and financial performance of an organisation. Studies in USA (National…

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Zimplats To Help 500 Albinos

By Daniel Phiri PLATINUM mining giant Zimplats says it is working on a program that will see it assisting not less than 500 people with  albinism in Zimbabwe. According to UNICEF and Ministry of Health and Child Care, in 2015, there were about 70 000 people living albinism in Zimbabwe. People with albinism face a lot of challenges as most of their basic necessities such as sunscreen lotions; sunglasses, long-sleeved clothing and lip balms are being overpriced. Imported sunscreen sells for anything around US$30 per tube while those currently produced…

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