Harare Pregnant Women To Pay ZW$1 900 For Caesarean Section

EXPECTING mothers requiring caesarean section at Harare City Health facilities will now have to cough up ZW$1 877. By Kudakwashe Pembere The previous charge for this procedure was pegged at ZW$525. Presenting the 2020 Harare City Budget, Council’s finance and development committee chairperson Mr Luckson Mukunguma said other charges remain unchanged. “Hospital and clinic fees will remain as per 2019 rate to promote access to health by all except for caesarean section fees, which have been increased to ensure effective service delivery in this particular area. It is expected that…

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Senior Doctors Summoned For Disciplinary Hearings

GOVERNMENT has summoned at least 57 senior doctors who downed tools yesterday demanding the reinstatement of the 488 junior doctors who have been fired by government to date. By Michael Gwarisa Senior Hospital Doctors Association (SHDA) president Dr Shingai Nyaguse told HealthTimes this morning that government was not acting in good faith but was instead pursuing retribution. Instead of addressing our concerns, they have summoned senior doctors to disciplinary hearings instead. It is unfortunate that they have focused on the punitive disciplinary measures and have done nothing to address the…

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