We Can’t Continue Subsidising Gvt Says Doctors

DOCTORS from across all government hospitals in the country have declared incapacitation in the wake of a 60% cost of living adjustment which was tabled by government last week which they say is insufficient. By Michael Gwarisa In a letter directed to the Health Services Board (HSB), Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president Dr Peter Magombeyi said the situation has reached another level and it can’t be business as usual. Reference is made to your response dated 19 August 2019, addressed to our Secretary General. The ZHDA National Executive…

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Call For Disaster Fund

HEALTH experts have called on government to set up a disaster fund which covers all disasters including road traffic accidents. By Kuda Pembere This call comes at a time when government is still mooting a Road Disaster Fund. PSMI Hospitals Division Director Dr Margaret Maulana proposed that the road disaster fund is not enough hence the need for a cross cutting fund looking after all disasters. I am happy that you said there is going to be a fund. It should not be just a fund for road traffic accidents…

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NatPharm To Control All Medical Imports Logistics

NATIONAL Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) will handle the transactions related to the importation of drugs along with active pharmaceutical ingredients. By Kudakwashe Pembere This is in line with the Health and Child Care Ministry’s vision to equip all the public hospitals. Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said this last week while officiating the annual Zimbabwe Medical Association scientific congress. The control of the forex, the financing is also going to be centralized with NatPharm playing a major role. They are the ones who will get the products, the…

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Health Workers Reject Salary Increase

THE Zimbabwe Health Apex Council has rejected the 60% cost of living adjustment which has been tabled by the Health Services Bipartite Negotiating panel. By Michael Gwarisa In a circular, the Health Apex council said  in as much as they appreciate government’s decision to adjust their salaries by 60% from the previous 10%, it still falls short from addressing the myriad of challenges bedeviling health professionals on a daily basis. Health Services negotiating panel Government has put on the table a  cost of living adjustment of 60% from the previous…

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