Lawyers Fight Suspension Of Pregnant Student Nurse From Training

SIBONGINKOSI Jacoline Dube, a student nurse at United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) was suspended from training on May 17 this year following a positive pregnancy test result. Staff Reporter The move by UBH has prompted Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) to approach the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) seeking Dube’s reinstatement into the programme. In a letter written to UBH Chief Executive Officer Dr Narcisius Dzvanga, Jabulani Mhlanga of ZLHR protested against the discrimination and ill-treatment of the aspiring nurse. Mhlanga said Dube had advised him that on the day the…

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PSMAS Launches Contact Centre

Premier Service Medical Aid Society has launched a new Contact Centre meant to provide an additional platform for efficient and effective support to its members. Own Correspondent The Contact Centre, which started operating this month will provide personalised experience to the members by executing inbound and outbound communication with PSMAS members as well as prospective members. It comes with various interactive platforms that include the Web Chat accessed via the PSMAS website, Facebook, WhatsApp and E-mail. Stakeholders can also contact PSMAS Contact Centre through their telephone lines. Through operationalisation of…

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#BREAKING: The Vaccine Does Not Contain Mark Of The Beast Says Prophet Makandiwa as he Tells People To Get Vaccinated

UNITED Family International Church (UFIC) founder, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has announced that those who wish to get vaccinated should go ahead and do so. By Michael Gwarisa In a live broadcast on his YouTube Channel, Prophet Makandiwa said contrary to what has been reported about his sermons before, he does not believe or subscribe to the notion that the COVID-19 Vaccine contains the mark of the  beast.  People are asking me saying Man of God, is there a green light? Should we get vaccinated? I have been ignoring all these…

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Unvaccinated People Constitute Majority Of Deaths and Infections In Harare- New Data

A new report by the Zimbabwean government indicates that more people who have died from COVID-19 in Harare during the ongoing third wave had not been vaccinated. By Michael Gwarisa According to an update on the Admissions and Community Deaths by Vaccination Status that was released by the Chief COVID-19 Coordinator in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Dr Agnes Mahomva, 88.9% of those who have lost their lives to COVID in Harare were unvaccinated. This data was gathered from 207 total number of deaths and mortuary data. The…

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Diabetic People Should Get Vaccinated Says Experts

DIABETES specialist and Health and Child Care Deputy Minister, Dr John Mangwiro has urged people with the diabetic condition to embrace vaccination so as to prevent COVID-19 infection as well as avoid critical illness and even death. By Patricia Mashiri His call comes as a response to growing concerns by people with diabetes and other chronic ailments on whether they should take up vaccination or not. In an interview with HealthTimes, Dr Mangwiro said people with diabetes can be vaccinated just as should any other persons with chronic diseases such…

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Zim Launches Special Initiative For Mental Health

ZIMBABWE has introduced a national program for Mental Health and the Zimbabwe Mental Health Investment Case with the aim of improving policy, advocacy, financing and the upholding of human rights, as well as scale up evidence-based interventions and services for people living with mental health disorders. By Patricia Mashiri Mental health disorders include substance abuse disorders and neurological diseases. The strength of the special initiative is based on establishment of evidenced based mental health treatment packages mainly for the treatment of substance use disorders, decentralization of mental health services, establishment…

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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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