#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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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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MCAZ Engages SADC Nations To Curb Illicit Drugs Movement

THE Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MACAZ), says they have been engagements with other nations in the region to address the growing and unwanted flow of illicit drugs, Through their micro-blogging site, MCAZ said, “At the regional level, we also note that it is not only a problem in Zimbabwe therefore there has been engagements with SADC Heads of Agencies (regulators), where we call for more stringent regulatory standards for such codeine containing products.”  

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Zim Female Journalist Nominated For Martial Arts Award

PROMINENT Zimbabwe Journalist, Grace Chirumhanzu has been nominated for the prestigious Annual Sports Awards (ANSA) following her victorios Karate exploits. By Michael Gwarisa Through her Twitter and Facebook accounts, Chirumhanzu said being a women should nor stop any women from dreaming big and achieving greatness. “I have been nominated for the Annual National Sports Awards (ANSA) Sportswoman of the Year. This is alongside amazing sportswomen Kudakwashe Memory Chiwandire, a fellow karateka and Chess Queen Paidaishe Zengeni. The Awards dinner is on March 1. “I have always wanted to see how…

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MCAZ Raises Red Flag Over Bronclear

BRONCLEAR is illegal and is not registered in Zimbabwe, the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has warned. By Michael Gwarisa The warning comes at the back of increased cases of abuse of the medicine by most young unemployed Zimbabweans. The cough syrup drug which finds its way into the country through the porous borders has also claimed lives of many young people while some have been permanently admitted into psychiatric centres. “BronClear is unregistered in Zimbabwe. As such it is illegal. It is time to take action. “As MCAZ,…

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#JUSTIN: Monetary Policy To Determine New Fees Structure- ZIMA

THE monetary policy will conclusively mould the new pricing regime by medical professionals, a Zimbabwe Medical Association official has said.   By Kudakwashe Pembere This comes in the wake of fears that doctors would charge exhorbitant fees for consultation and reviews. A ZIMA Mutare Branch a fortnight ago had come up with its tariffs starting from US$30 for consultation fees. ZIMA national spokesperson Dr Sacrifice Chirisa told HealthTimes in an interview that consultations are underway to come up with an ultimate tariff regime. “Discussions are still underway and it was…

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Army To Conduct Military Parades To Identify Rapist Soldiers

ZIMBABWE National Army (ZDF) says it is willing to conduct public militarily parades to aid victims of the alleged rape violence by soldiers identify their assailants. Briefing the media, Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba said  the army was a disciplined unit and rape  was not tolerated and they take the allegations of rape by military personnel seriously. “The defense forces is taking is taking accusations of rape, murder and torture seriously The defense forces is a disciplined force and any form of abuse will never be tolerated. “We are willing to…

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#JUSTIN: Magaya Off The Hook, Fined $700

PROPHET Healing And Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya has  just been fined $700 meaning he is no longer going to jail as was anticipated by most HIV affiliated organisations and activists. By Kudakwashe Pembere Prophet Magaya walks away scot-free after being found guilty of contravening the Medicines Control Act which forbids rashed advertising of medicines which are not approved by the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ). Presiding over the case was Harare Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa who said that  Magaya exhibited carelessness and negligence to advertise the Aguma which…

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Rape Victims Urged To Visit The Clinic Within 72 Hours

THE Adult Rape Clinic is calling on all victims of rape to seek medical assistance from nearest clinics within 72 hours to avoid pregnancy, HIV infection among other health complications. HealthTimes Reporter Their call comes hot on the heels of numerous reports of rape obtaining around the country as a result of the military and police crackdown on-citizens following last week’s protests. Through their micro-blogging site, Adult Rape Clinic said rape victims do not need to produce a police report to get medical attention at any health institution. “Receiving Medical…

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