Diagnostic Laboratory Suppliers Gets ISO 9001:2015 Certification

DIAGNOSTIC Laboratory Suppliers (DLS) has been conferred  with the ISO 9001:2015 certification, a quality management standard meant to rejuvenate internal stakeholder buy-in as well spur the organisation towards meeting its customer obligations. By Michael Gwarisa The standard comes a few years after Diagnostic Laboratories embarked on a journey to transition from the old standard, the ISO 9001:2008 to the 9001:2015 which is mainly aimed  at testing the organisation’s capacity to manage and asses risks as well as align management policies with objectives of the organisations. Speaking at the certification event…

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#CYCLONEIDAIUPDATES: TelOne Donates $100k Worth Of Medicines To Affected Communities

IN response to the ongoing Cyclone Idai which has claimed 82 lives and destroyed millions worth of property, Zimbabwe’s Telecommunications giant, TelOne has donated medicines worth $100 000 and some food and material provisions to the affected communities. TelOne said they will be delivering the consignment to the Idai ravaged areas and called on Zimbabweans to work together in assisting the affected. “All the 154 TelOne exchanges countrywide are open as donation drop off and sorting points. Dial our toll free number 08002000 from your landline for more information.

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Cimas Boss Dies

CIMAS Medical Aid Division Managing Director Mr Washington Madziwadondo died in a tragic accident on Thursday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Mr Madziwadondo according to eye-witnesses had stopped along Samora Machel Avenue for a chat with his friend “They were standing between their two cars. A truck hit his friend’s car into his and he was trapped between the two cars,”  the witness said. Cimas announced the death of the medical aid division boss. “We are heartbroken as Cimas on the untimely loss of the Managing Director of Cimas Medical Aid Division…

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Neglected Tropical Diseases Resurface in Modern Day Zimbabwe…55 Districts Under Siege

MAJORITY of Zimbabweans who grew up in communal areas or even those who were born in farming communities when Zimbabwe’s commercial farming was still at its peak should be familiar with diseases such as Bilharzia, worms and Trachoma. By Michael Gwarisa Owing to efforts from government and the donor community, steps to mitigate the spread of such diseases have been put in place trough interventions such as mass drug administrations, vaccinations, dispensing of oral tablets to get rid of gut worms, fumigating stagnant water ponds amongst a host of other…

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Misplaced Priorities: One Month No Electricity In Maternity Wards….Institution Paints Walls

PARIRENYATWA management have ignored an electrical fault which occurred after an inferno engulfed part of the wards last month, forcing the institution to switch off power for the maternity division,  a situation which has been blamed for the rise in mortality and accidents in the maternity wards. By Michael Gwarisa Even though the institution successfully runs a Kangaroo ward where mothers of premature babies are monitored as they naturally warm up their babies through cuddling, the absence of power in the maternity department has worsened the situation as babies are…

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Parirenyatwa Health Crisis Turning Into National Disaster- CWGH

COMMUNITY Working Group on Health (CWGH) executive director, Mr Itai Rusike has warned that the prevailing health crisis at Parirenyatwa Hospital could soon become a national disaster if government does not treat it with the urgency it deserves. By Michael Gwarisa The health crisis at Parirenyatwa has seen consultant doctors  downing tools after the institutions failed to allocate the necessary resources which include medical sundries, drugs and equipment. In other instances, unconfirmed number of deaths have been reported from the burns, maternal and emergency wards owing to the resources crisis.…

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Dedicate The 2percent Tax To Health, Govt Told

HEALTH lobbyists have suggested that the 2 percent intermediated money transfer tax be channeled towards the improvement of the country’s health sector. By Kudakwashe Pembere This comes at a time when doctors at government owned hospitals are in persistent strikes over the shortage or unavailability of medical sundries and equipment. The latest strike is one at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on Wednesday were they complained of working conditions putting patients’ lives at risk on the back medicines and sundries scarcity. Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association Secretary General Dr Anele Bhebhe took…

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#EXCLUSIVE: Gvt Invades Global Fund Money

THE Global Fund next week dispatches a team to  engage Finance Minister, Prof Mthuli Ncube over the 2 percent intermediated money transfer tax impacting its humanitarian funding efforts for the country, HealthTimes  can exclusively reveal. By Kudakwashe Pembere Global Fund injects the largest chunk of money needed in the implementation of programs and medication of HIV, TB and Malaria and they pumped into Zimbabwe over US$1, 4 billion to date With Treasury collecting a total of $50 million in January 2019 through the two percent electronic transfer tax, the taxation…

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Minister Moyo Threatens To Fire Parirenyatwa Management

…As Health Crisis Deepens …Foreign Supplies Reject Zim USD Payments   HEALTH and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo has cracked his whip on Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals management for failing to arrest the prevailing drugs and sundries crisis at the institution which has forced senior doctors to withdraw their services until the situation  has normalised. By Michael Gwarisa The decline in health services at Parirenyatwa hospital has forced medical doctors to attend to emergency surgeries only, leaving millions of health seekers stranded.  The management team at Parirenyatwa which is…

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#BREAKING: Senior Doctors Down Tools

SENIOR Doctors at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals have downed tools amidst indications of persistent shortages of basic essential drugs, equipment and sundries. By Michael Gwarisa In a letter addressed to the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Parirenyatwa by senior doctors and consultants, they indicated that Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals had been facing challenges since November 2018 with a prolonged industrial action but government had of late been reluctant to resolve the issues. “As you are aware Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has been facing challenges since November 2018 with a…

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