Doctors Strike Enters Fourth Week

TODAY marks exactly four weeks since government doctors declared incapacitation as a result of poor living conditions, amidst indications that there could be no hope in sight to the end of the industrial action should government fail to meet their demands. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting Secretary General, Dr Tawanda Zvakada said doctors were committed to resuming work and saving lives but the situation on the ground was no longer workable. Several engagements have been made with the employer to come and address…

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‘Shun Stigma Towards People With Ostomy’

HEALTH workers and homecare givers should stop stigmatising people living with ostomy through offering psychosocial support. By Kudakwashe Pembere Ostomy is a surgery where surgeons create an opening also known as stoma from an area inside the body to the outside to treat digestive or urinary systems. This came out during a sensitisation meeting on ostomy on Monday hosted by Ileostomy Colostomy Zimbabwe Trust. A Sister in Charge at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in the departments of Oncology and Pallative Care  Roseline Changondolo urged nurses to shun arrogance when managing…

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Zim Runs Out Of Baby Growth Monitoring Charts

ZIMBABWEAN mothers have gone for several months  without baby growth monitoring chart cards  and have since resorted to clinic or hospital cards used for ‘over fives’, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere The unavailability of these ‘baby cards’ has deprived mothers access to critical growth monitoring information, plunging the health of  babies in jeopardy. Health Ministry’s Family Health Director Dr Bernard Madzima told this publication the importance of these cards. “The cards which you are talking about are called ‘Road To Health Cards’ or ‘Growth Monitoring Cards’. They are for…

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