#JUSTIN: Nick Mangwana’s “Doctors Killing Politicians” Remarks Anger Zim Doctors

INFORMATION Publicity and Broadcasting Services permanent secretary Nick Mangwana, has stirred a hornet’s nest following his remarks that deviant doctors could be behind the death of Zimbabwe’s politicians. By Michael Gwarisa Early in the morning, Mangwana took to his micro-blogging site to vent over the continued demise of top politicians and blamed some doctors for inducing the deaths while hiding behind medical qualifications. The allegations did not go down well with doctors who believe Mangwana’s remarks were an attack and victimisation of the medical profession. In an interview with HealthTimes,…

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471 Health Service COVID-19 Insurance Claims Received To Date- HSB

THE Health Service Board (HSB) says it has received and processed a total 471 claims for cover from members of the Health Service in line with government’s pledge to cushion health care wokers against COVID-19 induced risks. By Staff Reporter In a statement, HSB Executive Chairman, Dr Paulinos Sikosana said  the COVID-19 Employer’s Liability Insurance was  approved in July 2020 to mitigate the social and economic impact of the disease to the affected and their families. The Insurance scheme is designed to give immediate cover to the affected members in…

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Faced With A Bleak Future Post Lockdown, Zim Men And Boys Resort To Twabam, A Highly Intoxicating Brandy

IT’S 8:00 in the morning and due to the prevailing Lockdown, there is not much activity at Kuwadzana 6 Shopping Centre, known as pa Holland. Only a few young men and boys are seen milling around the shopping Centre near the Street Café Wholesale that sales an assortment of alcoholic beverages. By Michael Gwarisa Amongst Street Café’s beverages collection is a locally manufactured brandy, “Saints Brandy” which has a 40% alcohol content and is in the class of illicit brews such as Tambilani, Lawidzani and Msombodiya which dominated the market…

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Curfew Violators Will Be Arrested, Vehicles Impounded- ZRP

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned members of the public against breaking the curfew regulations owing to a spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Staff Reporter In a statement, ZRP spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said they would not hesitate to throw offenders behind bars. ZRP warns members of the public that with effect from today that police officers will be out in full force to ensure compliance with the curfew order put in place by the government on 2nd January 2021. “The curfew runs from 18:00 hrs to…

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Veteran Oncologists, Dr Nyakabau Retires From Parirenyatwa Oncology, Cherishes Team Work At The Institution

RENOWNED Oncologist, Dr Anna Mary Nyakabau has retired from Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals after having served for 33 years at the same  institution where she rose through the ranks to become one of the most sort after Consultant Specialist Oncologists in the country. By Michael Gewarisa In an Interview with HealthTimes, Dr Nyakabau said Parirenyatwa Hospital opened up various life opportunities for her and for that, she will remain indebted to the institution. I am very grateful for the companionship, understanding and teamwork I experienced at Parirenyatwa hospital over the…

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Don’t Over boil Zumbani, Never Use Remedies As A Substitute For Food

Go Green! Our potential way out        THIS Covid-19 pandemic has brought special attention to herbal remedies or functional foods, naturally regarded for both their nutritional and health benefits. Most of us commonly know these as herbs or complementary and alternative medicines. Everyone is busy looking for something traditional to use, with an aim to boost our immunity and give the body a chance to fight against the virus. While Prof Dexter Tagwireyi has already cautioned us to be careful when we use the plant Lippia javanica (fever bush, Zumbani or…

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Health Minister Rebuffs Hospital Beds Shortages Reports

HEALTH and Child Care Mnister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has dismissed reports that the country’s health system is reeling from acute bed shortages. By Michael Gwarisa In a press statement, Vice President Chiwenga described the reports as baseless accusations by what he termed “Pen Mercenaries” and fake news peddlers. In light of widely circulating reports alleging that there is a serious deficit of hospital beds, let me point out that these were ‘embellished social media allegations by some pen-mercenaries.’ However, if the need arises in future, my Ministry may consider…

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UK Raises $1 Billion So Vulnerable Countries Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Comes as the UN Secretary-General António Guterres starts a ‘virtual visit’ to UK to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Broad Sanctuary Green in Westminster is officially re-named ‘United Nations Green’ to commemorate the first UN General Assembly meeting at Westminster Central Hall in 1946. THE United Kingdom (UK) has UK has helped to raise $1 billion for the coronavirus COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) through match-funding other donors, which combined with the £548 million of UK aid pledged will help distribute one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines…

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#JUSTIN: One Person Dying Every Hour To COVID-19 In Zimbabwe- Prof Ngwenya

THE coronovirus second wave has hit Zimbabwe hard, amidst indications that the country could officially be losing a life every hour to COVID-19 while the daily infection rate has breached the 1000 mark By Michael Gwarisa Responding to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily Sitrep of January 14, 2020 on his Micro-blogging Site, Mpilo Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Professor Solwayo Ngwenya warned the public to be vigilant and abide by the set COVID-19 prevention regulations in order to defeat the virus. Coronavirus: daily new cases breach 1000,…

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Health Services Board Beefs Up Health Workforce As COVID-19 Wrecks Havoc

THE Health Services Board (HSB) says it is deploying additional health personal to the country’s five major Central Hospitals to boost the country’s capacity to deal with COVID-19 Staff Reporter Zimbabwe has recorded 23,239 cases since the pandemic was reported in Zimbabwe in 2020 and active cases stand at 92,92, 13,396 recoveries and 551Deaths. Givinf an update on the current health workforce initiatives in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,  HSB Executive Board Chair, Dr Paulinos Sikosana said the pandemic had exerted pressure on the country’s health…

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