Harare City To Hike HeathCare Fees

HARARE residents should brace themselves for a hike in healthcare services as the City came up with increased tariffs to be effected beginning of August. By Kudakwashe Pembere Prior to these price upward adjustment, a consultation fee was affordably pegged at ZW$5 whereas by August 1, patients might have to part with ZWL$20. Children’s consultation fees were once ZW$3 and might be ZW$10. The maternity fees were ZW$25 but the City proposed ZW$120. Hospital fees will go up from ZW$10 to ZW$50 for adults while parents and guardians now pay…

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ED Officially Opens A Hopley Health Facility…As Zim Commemorates World Population Day

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday officially opened Tariro Clinic and Youth Centre in Hopley. By Kudakwashe Pembere Regarded as the largest satellite clinic in Harare, Tariro was constructed by City of Harare through a skills development project for young people that was supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and private cement manufacturing company, LaFARGE. The project is part of the United Nations Joint Program on Adolescent and Youth Development. Officiating the opening of the clinic, President Mnangagwa said “As we launch and commemorate World…

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Why You Should Never Use Your Boyfriend’s Towel

DID you know that boys or young men before they marry or settle down, are the filthiest creatures on this planet? Yes you heard right. Women have some hard work panel beating other people’s sons out there. By Michael Gwarisa Unlike women, men do not keep a journal or list of what they should wear throughout the week. It just happens. Beneath every men are hidden filthy secrets most ladies will die without even knowing. It is public secret that men can go for a week without changing their underwear.…

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Harare Nurses Get Neonatal Management Training

NURSES at Harare Central Hospital on Tuesday received neonatal management training with much focus on ventilation and jaundice. By Kudakwashe Pembere The workshops seek to enhance the nurses’ knowledge on neonatal ventilation and jaundice management. This was the first of three trainings conducted by Germany headquartered medical equipment manufacturer Drager organized by PCD Diagnostics. These workshops are a follow up on the donation of phototherapy lights to the country’s state owned institutions as most nurses and or doctors still need the knowledge gap filled on operating the machines. PCD Diagnostics…

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BREAKING: Govt Appoints New NAC Acting CEO

MR Albert Manenji, National Aids Council of Zimbabwe’s Finance and Administration Manager has been appointed as the Acting Chief Executive Officer by Government pending the selection of a substantive boss. By Kuda Pembere Mr Raymond Yekeye who had been holding this position for over six months will revert back to being the Operations director. “The Ministry of Health & Child Care has appointed NAC Finance & Admin Director Mr Albert Manenji as NAC Acting CEO with immediate effect pending appointment of substantative CEO. Mr Raymond Yekeye NAC Operations Director who…

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Taking Selfies A Sign Of Mental Illness- Study

THERE is absolutely nothing wrong  with self-love and the love for photos. Did you know however that constantly taking selfies could be a sign of mental illness? According to a study dubbed “An Exploratory Study of Selfitis and the Development of the Selfitis Behavior Scale,” that was conducted by two psychologists Banarthanan Balakrishnan and Mark D. Griffiths, there was a strong link between taking countless selfies and mental illness. The term Selfie according to the Oxford Dictionary, refers to a self-portrait photography of oneself (or oneself with other people), taken…

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Gvt To Declare Missing Cyclone Idai Victims Dead

GOVERNMENT is in the process of declaring missing Cyclone Idai persons dead, amidst numerous futile efforts by government and rescue teams to locate the missing individuals’ whereabouts,  a government official has said. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani This was said by the Acting Provincial Development coordinator for Manicaland, Mr Edgars Seenza during the belated World Blood Donor Day commemorations at Biriri High School in Chimanimani. Let me extend my condolences to the people of Chimanimani for having gone through such a tragic time where several lives were lost and…

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Zimbos Now Buying ARVs In Zambia

PEOPLE Living With HIV have resorted to buying Antiretroviral drugs from neighboring Zambia amidst fears of developing side effects from the expired stocks currently being dispensed in some health institutions. By Kudakwashe Pembere & Michael Gwarisa This is despite the assurance from the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) that the medicines have been tested and certified safe for consumption by people living with HIV. Speaking to HealthTimes on the sidelines of a march against ARV stock-outs,  Gumisai Bonzo a women living with HIV said they have organised groups to…

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Gvt Seeks To Maintain Blood Subsidy

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says it is working to boost domestic financial resources to complement the health levy in a bid to finance the free blood subsidy which was initiated by government in 2018. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Chimanimani The development comes at the back of indications that the health levy has racked in not less than ZW$63 million since inception in 2017. Speaking at the belated World Blood Donor Day (WBD) 2019 commemorations in Chimanimani, Manicaland Provincial Medical Director (PMD), Dr Patron Mafaune said…

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UAE Gives Zim Medical Equipment

THE first batch of a consignment of medical equipment has arrived from the United Arab Emirates which consists of dialysis machines, respiratory moknitors, incubators and continuous positive airway pressure monitors. By Kuda Pembere This batch comes barely three months after the UAE government officials come to Zimbabwe. “I would like to welcome you to this special occasion. Its very important because we are now seeuing and witnessing the fruition of the efforts of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he travels out of…

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