EXCLUSIVE: Karoi Residents Turn To Zambia For HealthCare

KAROI residents have resorted to seeking health services in Zambia claiming their district hospital is not offering quality healthcare, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere Recently In Karoi It takes about 2hours to travel to Zambia and residents in the area feel comfortable travelling to the country 152 Kilometres away. A woman who wanted to have her brother’s x-rays taken was frustrated to find the x-ray room closed. “I asked the reception people who referred me to the xray room. But now there is no one there and Im thinking…

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Zim Intensifies Fight Against NTDs

ZIMBABWE has been commended for implementing the Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) namely Schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis for children aged between five and 15. By Patricia Mashiri in Victoria Falls The MDA program started in 2012. Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease caused by parasites and can infect people during routine agricultural, domestic, occupational and recreational activities. Soil-transmitted helminth infections are caused by different species of parasitic worms which can be transmitted by eggs present in human faeces, which contaminate the soil in areas where…

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Manyawu Appointed Parirenyatwa Hospital CEO

GOVERNMENT has appointed Mr Ernest Manyawo as Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital’s substantive chief executive officer following the dismissal of Mr  Thomas Zigora in April this year. By HealthTimes Reporter Mr Noah Madziva who was the Hospital’s Clinical Director was fired while acting as the Hospital’s CEO to be replaced by Mr Edson Mundenda. “Mr. Ernest Manyawu is the in-coming ‘Chief Executive Officer for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. Mr. Manyawu’s ‘ career objective is to excel in leadership and be an inspiration to stakeholders by demonstrating that good corporate governance and…

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UK Lures Zim Fired Doctors

BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to fast-track his country’s National Health Services (NHS) visas to make it easier for overseas doctors and nurses to work in the UK — a move likely to throw Zimbabwe’s public health sector into an unprecedented crisis in the wake of government’s protracted dispute with its doctors and nurses over remuneration and working conditions. SOURCE: NewsDay This comes as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has already fired over 200 doctors for failing to report for duty over isues of incapacitation. Although Boris’ proposal is…

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Senior Doctors Demand Fired Doctors Reinstatement

SENIOR doctors demand Government to immediately reinstate fired junior doctors. This follows Health Service Board’s announcement that 211 junior and middle level doctors were relieved of their duties. “For the way forward the punitive disciplinary hearings must stop forthwith and those dismissed must have this decision reversed. A livable wage must be dispatched “Robust dialogue in good faith should take place with key stakeholders to help direct the capacitation and of the workers and the public health institutions. “These must be given timelines to yield results,” the Zimbabwe Senior Hospital…

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Bloodbath In Health Sector As Gvt Fires 211 Doctors

THE total number  of doctors who have been served with termination of employment letters has risen to 211 from 70, as purging of what government has described as dissident doctors continues. By Kudakwashe Pembere According to the Health Service Board (HSB), 211 striking doctors have been fired for going on a job action which the Labour Court deemed unlawful alongside playing truant to the disciplinary hearings.As of November 5, the number of doctors dismissed from work stood at 77. To date, 279 doctors have been served with charge letters, 213…

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National Health Insurance Expected End Of 2020

HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo has assured that the long overdue National Health Insurance scheme should be operational come  2020. By Kudakwashe Pembere At a time when resources in the health sector are heavily constrained where doctors are on strike on one end, while on the other is the obtaining deterioration of the country’s healthcare delivery system, the National Health Insurance Scheme is crucial in achieving universal health coverage. In an interview with HealthTimes on the sidelines of Baines Intercare Medical Centre on Thursday, the Health Minister…

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VP Mohadi Tours Baines Intercare Medical Centre

ZIMBABWE’S Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Thursday toured the Baines Intercare Medical Centre to foster and strengthen public private partnerships in the country’s healthcare delivery. By HeathTimes Reporter Addressing journalists at the healthcare facility the Vice President said he was pleased with what he saw. I was invited by one of the people working here that they are doing something here, something which is happening in other countries and upmarket sort of health facilities. What we havedone is the tour and we appreciated what we have seen,” VP Mohadi said.…

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Harare City Pays Nurses 8 Month Salary Backlog

HARARE Mayor Councillor Hebert Gomba says they have settled health workers’ outstanding eight month salary backlog following the demands by Zimbabwe Urban and Rural Council Nurses Association to have their wages increased. By Kudakwashe Pembere The aggrieved nurses want their salaries increased so that they would be cushioned against the prevailing economic meltdown. Cllr Gomba said they await the National Employment Council to approve the salary reviews. Our Council has paid eight months previously owed to our employees, we increased their salaries in the last month and are waiting for…

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Doctors Unfazed By Disciplinary Action

ZIMBABWE Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) says  Government’s firing of 77 doctors who declared incapacitation 64 days ago would bot stop the job action nor bring food on the tables of medical practitioners. By Kudakwashe Pembere In an interview, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association treasurer general Dr Tapiwa Mungofa said they loved to continue negotiating. But the Health Service Board has shown that it is negotiating in bad faith,” he said. In a statement, the association for junior doctors said HSB had shot itself on the foot. “Whilst the Zimbabwean citizens and…

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