BREAKING: Retail Pharmacists Worried Over Health Minister’s Threats

RETAIL pharmacists are concerned with Health and Child Care Minister’s threats of revoking their licenses should they continue overcharging medications while taking foreign currency from customers. By Kudakwashe Pembere Health Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo is on record warning retail pharmacies to stop overcharging and pricing medicines in foreign currency. “We are concerned with the Minister’s statements in the media and we are going to pay a courtesy call to the Minister and his Permanent Secretary so that we get clear communication on what he intends to do. We will first…

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Nationwide Doctors Strike In Three Days

GOVERNMENT hospital doctors say they will be withdrawing their services from most public hospitals in the next three days following a stalemate in negotiations between the Health Apex council and government over the salary and cost of living adjustment issue By Michael Gwarisa In a letter, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president, Dr Peter Magombeyi said attempts to engage government had proved futile despite numerous attempts to engage diplomatically. This letter serves as a notice that starting the 3rd of September this year, doctors from Mpilo, Bulawayo United, Parirenyatwa…

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Parirenyarwa Radiotherapy Machines Break Down

PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals radiotherapy machines are down again with South African technicians expected to land in the country next week to fix them, a cabinet official said. By Kuda Pembere Touring the radiotherapy unit at the institution yesterday, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo expressed concern over the frequent breaking down of the radiotherapy machines. The three machines the unit has were recently repaired after working for only two months. In July one of the machines showed faulty signs until it broke down.The Health Minister directed the…

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Pediatric HIV Drug Resistance Testing, Zim’s Health Time-bomb

APPROXIMATELY 1.8 million children under the age of 15 have HIV globally, and almost 90% are living in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) with 77,000 of those in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa Efforts are underway in Zimbabwe to initiate as many children as possible  who are born HIV positive on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), and Zimbabwe seem to be winning on that front. However, even with access to ART, rates of treatment success for children and adolescents are lower than adults across Africa. According to Johnson and Johnson, Children are more prone…

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