Chitungwiza Hospital Pilots Solar Project For Public Hospitals

GOVERNMENT  has set the tone for green energy power supply in all public health institutions with Chitungwiza Central Hospital having already piloted a solar power project. By Kudakwashe Pembere This comes as hospitals are having power hickups despite being on their special grid. Addressing members of the apostolic sect on New Year’s Eve at Chitungwiza Hospital,Energy and Power Development Minister Advocate Fortune Chasi said he has been discussing plans to power hospitals with solar with Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo. I was happy hearing that Chitungwiza Hospital…

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Massive Response To HIV Survey

PHASE one to the ongoing Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) 2020 has ended on a high note amidst indications that the survey has witnessed a response rate above 95 percent from communities. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, ZIMPHIA Communications person, Blessed Gumbi said the first phase to the survey has already covered vast ground and phase two which commences today will focus on the remaining communities. We have done phase one of the survey and covered about 25 percent of the intended survey respondents. We did…

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Hospital User Fees Go Up

PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr Agness Mahomva has announced the new government hospital tariffs effective January 1, 2020. By Michael Gwarisa The move comes at the back of run away inflation which has eroded the local currency’s value, making it impossible for government to procure hospital sundries and equipment as well as sustain operations. In a statement, Dr Mahomva said the move was reached after taking into consideration the plight of the general populace, as well as the inflationary environment currently prevailing. “The…

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