Doctors Labour Court Case Postponed…As Gvt Presents Half-baked Evidence

LAWYERS representing the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association’s (ZDHA) request to have the case deferred to Thursday afternoon has been granted following indications that government failed to furnish the courts with enough evidence relating to the case. By Michael Gwarisa The ZHDA through their lawyer, Mr Douglas Coltart requested for minutes from the meeting held between the Public Service,Labour and Social Welfare minister Sekai Nzenza and the ZHDA acting secretary general, Dr Twanda Zvakada which the applicant failed to submit amongst other documents. This is now the second time that the…

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UZ Suspends Mbuwayesango

THE University of Zimbabwe has suspended renowned pediatric surgeon Mr Bothwell Mbuwayesango, also a lecturer at the College of Health Sciences on allegations of inciting the ‘job action’ by junior hospital doctors. By HealthTimes Reporter The doctors have been not reporting for duty for 37 days in the pretext of incapacitation. UZ Vice Lecturer Professor Mapfumo notified Mr Mbuwayesango of the laws he breached. The University has good cause to believe that you contravened the University of Zimbabwe Code of Conduct Section 16, Schedule ID, subsection 16.2 which reads: “Any…

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Education Key In Skin Cancer Management Among People With Albinism

PEOPLE with albinism need to  attain education at an early age on sun preventive measures to avoid skin cancers which are becoming a biggest threat to their lives, a dermatologist has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking at the Albinism Healthcare roundtable meeting organized by Global Aid Missions (GAM) in Harare, Dr Mwatsveruka Munhutu who used to practice in the United States of America said there are few cases of advanced skin cancers among children with albinism. Having practiced in Zimbabwe for the past three years attending to patients with albinism,…

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Govt Drags Striking DoctorsTo Court

GOVERNMENT later in the day takes striking doctors to court following their defiance of an order directing them to return to work. By Kudakwashe Pembere Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo had directed the striking doctors to be back at work on Monday but instead the doctors had a demonstration as they handed a letter of their exit from the health apex council. Dr Moyo in a statement said after finding the doctors had not reported for duty despite their incapacitation, Government sees it fit to drag the…

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