FREE NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: ONGOING TILL JUNE 2018

Have you suffered a recent Stroke of head injury (Less than 4 Months?) If you have, we are inviting you for  NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL assessments. Please note, there is no financial cost to you, this is a part of a research by Debra Machando in partnership with the University of Cape Town. Ethics Clarence MRCZ/A/2050). WHAT IS NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL Testing These  are simple tests to  detect  damaged  and  spared brain functions e.g language, memory, action planning, and handling numbers after traumatic brain injury. How will the Neuropsychological tests benefit you Tests results will…

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Manicaland Records 8 000 New STI Cases

MANICALNAD recorded close to 8 000 new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) among young youths between January and February this year, statistics have revealed. The Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) availed the statistics at the first quarter adolescent reproductive health forum held held in Mutare recently. A total of 7 989 new cases were recorded in the province. In an interview with The Herald, ZNFPC Mnanicaland provincial manager, Mr Dryson Masvingise, said Mutare, Mutasa, Chipinge and Makoni districts recorded the highest number of new urethra discharge infections among…

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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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CWGH Warns Gvt Over Firing Nurses…Urges Parties To Engage In Dialogue

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has called on government to engage in talks with bodies representing Nursing staff before proceeding with the drastic action of terminating their employment. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement in response to Vice President, retired General Constantine Chiwenga statement which announced the termination of employment for more thousands of nurses who participated in the industrial action, CWGH Executive director Itai Rusike said dialogue was the only way forward under the current situation. “The dismissal of the nurses, which was surprisingly endorsed by the highest…

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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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Fired nurses threaten to drag dismissal issue to High Court

DISGRUNTLED  fired nurses have vowed to take the dismissal directive for their job action to High Court. This follows the announcement made by Vice President General Constantine Chiwenga (Retired) that all nurses that partook in the industrial action were fired immediately. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a statement, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association said they had engaged the Health Services Board for it not to entertain the firing of nurses. “We have engaged the Health Services Board to confirm that it will not implement the directive issued by issued by the Vice…

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#BREAKING: Recruitment Of Nurses Begins

THE Minister of health and child care has ordered  Chief Executive Officers for all health institutions to hire new nurses to fill gaps left by the fired striking nurses. In a statement, acting health secretary, Mr R Kaseke said the gaps left by the axed nurses had to be filled as soon as possible. “Reference is made to the Press Statement by Vice President Retired General Constatine Chiwenga on April 17, 2018, a copy is attached for ease of reference. “You are requested to recruit nurses to cover the gaps…

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Gvt Fires Striking Nurses…inexperienced nurses to fill up posts

VICE President, retired General Constantine Chiwenga yesterday announced the extermination of employment for all nursing staff who took part in strike which started over the weekend. By Michael Gwarisa According to Gen Chiwenga, the decision was arrived after a series of meeting involving government, the health services board and the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) which were meant to resolve the industrial action by nursing staff in the public sector. “Government regrets to note that the industrial action in this essential services sector has persisted. What makes the whole action both…

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#BREAKING: Patients Beat Up Striking Nurses

NURSES at Chitungwiza central Hospital received a beating from angry patients and their relatives this morning (16/04/2018) after they had refused to attend to the sick citing the the ongoing industrial action as a reason. HealthTimes Correspondent Nurses downed tools in the early hours of Sunday morning after government had failed honor their demands which include bettering their  living standards and increasing their salaries. A tour at Chitungwiza central and the country’s two major hospitals indicates that nurses were not determined to resume work and the situation could worsen especially…

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Kadoma and Chinhoyi Hospitals Nurses join strike

Nurses at Kadoma General Hospital have hung their boots as part of the on-going nurses’ nationwide strike demanding better pay and working conditions. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview with a source on the ground, general nurses said general nurses did not report for duty. “Visited Kadoma Gen Hospital and no General Nurses are on duty, only Ward Managers are on duty,” said the source. The source added that “patients have been discharged.” Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital also closed its doors with patients being turned away. “Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital shutting down…

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