Government Allows Private Sector To Vaccinate People In Hotspots At A Fee

IN a bid to scale up vaccination programme the government has extended its national vaccination programme to the private sector. HealthTimes Reporter In a letter addressed to provincial medical doctors, city health directors and chief executive officers of central hospital the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Child Care , Air Commodore, Dr Jasper Chimedza said it was extending its vaccination programme to the private sector starting with private hospitals, clinics and private medicals aid societies. Zimbabwe started the roll out of vaccines on the 22nd February 2021…

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Zimbabwe Urged To Get Vaccinated, As COVID Deaths Continues To Rise

IN the midst of a ravaging coronavirus pandemic, Zimbabweans have been called upon to take vaccination  as a means of increasing their fighting chance against the virus and prevent infection and severe COVID-19 symptoms or death. By Patricia Mashiri Zimbabwe has been recording several daily deaths from COVID and the numbers have not been looking. Speaking to Dr Prosper Chonzi, Harare Health Services Director said more people should opt for vaccination as the country’s death toll is not looking good. Vaccination protects people from getting critically ill, the need of…

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Zim Removed From TB high Burden Countries List

THE World Health Organisation (WHO), has  removed Zimbabwe from the list of Tuberculosis (TB) high burden countries in its recent global updated list of high burden countries. By Patricia Mashiri The new lists are for 2021–2025 and replace those previously used between 2016 and 2020. Zimbabwe together with other high TB burden countries such as Cambodia, the Russian Federation transitioned  out of the list. Speaking to HealthTimes, Dr Charles Sandy, the Deputy Director, TB and HIV Services  in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) said there was some…

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