Nurses Demand Salary Package From Higher Life Foundation

NURSES want Higher Life Foundation to intervene with salary packages as done  with the doctors from juniors to consultants which saw them back at work. By Kudakwashe Pembere Fielding questions from parliamentarians on Monday, Zimbabwe Nurses Association president Mr Enock Dongo said this disparity where nurses got nothing while doctors were given a golden handshake by Strive Masiyiwa’s humanitarian foundation. Mr Dongo said this reacting to the Senior Doctors who earlier in the morning had complained that flexible working hours and the handover-takeover period taken left patients unattended. “We commend…

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ZADHR Calls For Strong Novel Coronavirus Surveillance

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights calls for strengthening of the country’s surveillance amid the growing public health emergency of international concern, the Wuhan novel coronavirus. This call comes at a time when Zimbabwe proclaimed its alertness against this virus which has so far killed 361 people in China while the Phillipines reported a death today. “Active surveillance, prompt diagnosis and effective treatment of infected individuals have been shown to be the mainstay of containing outbreaks of such nature,” said the association. “. This calls for health workers…

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Zim Leans On SA To Detect Novel Coronavirus

ZIMBABWE does not have the laboratory capacity to detect the new Wuhan coronavirus thus relying on South Africa, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere No confirmed nor suspected cases have been recorded in Zimbabwe. Detecting the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003, subsequently identifying cases of Avian Flue in 2005, Zimbabwe at the moment does not the laboratory capacity to handle this novel coronavirus as per Health Ministry’s chief director for Preventive Services Dr Gibson Mhlanga’s response to HealthTimes’ question on Zim’s lab preparedness. “No we send to South…

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