#JUSTIN: Suspected Coronavirus Suspect Escapes Zim Hospital Isolation

A suspected Thailand national who was admitted at Wilkins Hospital after presenting with Coronavirus like symptoms has escaped isolation, a City Health department official has said. By Michael Gwarisa City of Harare City Health Director, Dr Prosper Chonzi said the suspect was smuggled by his father from the hospital. It is sad that the patient in question had to escape treatment. He had completed the incubation process, and upon arrival at the hospital for admission, while medical officers were escorting him to the isolation room, he was whisked away by…

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Young Adult Women More Open To Sharing Anxiety Related Issues

ZIMBABWE Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Trust founder Angelica Mkorongo says young adult women suffering from OCD are more forthcoming when seeking support than men. By HealthTimes Reporter Zimbabwe OCD Trust is an organization providing awareness and support while destigmatizing this disease and other mental health disorders. Mrs Mkorongo in an interview last week said it was encouraging to see these young women taking charge of their lives, seeking help before the condition gets worse. “I’m finding that more women are coming forward than men.  Men usually find it harder to admit…

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Health Ministry To Train District Mental Health Officers

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care is working to improve mental health services in its institutions venturing into training of mental health in districts. By Kuda Pembere According to its mental health strategic plan 2019 to 2023, Government sought to train provincial mental health officers, a feat they achieved last year. In an interview with Health Ministry’s deputy director for mental health services Dr Sacrifice Chirisa said they capacitated mental health officers manning provincial health institutions last year. Government as of last year has provincial mental health officers in…

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Additional US$14.8 Million Required To Carry Out 2022 Zim Population Census

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GOVERNMENT has made an appeal to the donor community to complement work around implementation of the 2022 population and housing census through providing additional financial resources. By Michael Gwarisa The estimated budget for the 2022 population and housing census is US$85.5 million and the government of Zimbabwe has pledged to contribute 83% of the total budget while the remaining  is likely to be taken up by development partners. Officiating at the Resource Mobilisation meeting for the 2022 population and housing census, Finance and Economic Development minister Professor Mthuli Ncube said…

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